I have been busy at BlogHer in New York, live tweeting, absorbing everything and making new friends. I promise to uodate you all soon.
I have seen some amazing speakers including President Barack Obama, Martha Stewart, Katie Couric, Soledad O’Brien, Malaak Compton Rock and Christy Turlington Burns, plus many bloggers sharing their amazing stories. It is such a privilege to be in the room with inspirational, motivational and likeminded women (and a few men). I have lots of ideas to take back with me, for the blog and for social change.
This just happened. I asked a question in the philanthropy session.
My question was to Christy Turlington, Soledad O’Brien and Malaak Compton Rock, who all do brilliant work in helping women and children in underprivileged communities.
“As a novice activist, how do I get my message out there without the leverage of the high profiles that you have?”
“Use your own small community as a start, and your message will spread widely.” (Paraphrased.)
I later spoke with the three women and had a photo with Christy. I told her that I am starting out as an appearance activist, and we joked that I can be a supermodel too.
And she retweeted me! So quickly too. Thanks Christy!
I will be blogging soon, when the fantastic experience that is BlogHer is over. Meanwhile you can check out my Twitter for some really useful tips I learnt at BlogHer.