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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