My favorite part of Omega’s Women & Power Conference

There has been a lot of amazingness at this conference, so one would think it would be difficult to pick out a favorite moment or aspect of Women & Power. But not for me.
By far the best part of the conference has been meeting this amazing group of young women who came to Omega after seeing our post about scholarships for the conference. Not only is my heart warmed that they ended up here because of our blogging – but the fact that they met each other and connected is similarly amazing. In fact, they’ve connected so much that they’ve decided to start a group blog together – woot!
Sometimes I forget that despite the downsides of blogging – hating on each other, out-of-control threads, feminist one-upmanship, etc – the communities we create through blogging really do inspire real life activism and serve an important role in a lot of people’s feminism. And I can’t imagine a better lesson to remember this weekend than that.
So a big thanks to the young women I’ve met this weekend; you remind me why I do this work.

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3 Comments

  1. Comrade Kevin
    Posted September 13, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    There will always be a certain degree of egos, rivalries, factionalism, immaturity, and pissing contests in every movement and every community, regardless of what your stated purpose might be. People are people and it’s always been a challenge for me to love them not in spite of their limitations, but because of them.
    And indeed, this site has been an invaluable resource to me.

  2. waltzing_tilly
    Posted September 13, 2009 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    Jessica, it was so incredible to meet you this weekend (I came up to you after your blogging workshop and told you how I’ve read all your books and how awesome I think you are =)Thanks for everything you and all of the women at Feministing do, it was great meeting you all this weekend!
    -Megan

  3. Judith
    Posted September 13, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    It was great to meet you this weekend, and of course these fabulous ladies. We’ll keep you updated on the blog!

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