Carry On, Sister Warrior Essay

639 words - 3 pages

Last month I attended my first ever Blissdom conference for female bloggers and enjoyed myself immensely. I met a slew of interesting and inspirational women, learned an assortment of tricks and tips of the blogging trade and connected with some stellar sponsors including Tim Hortons, MapleLeaf and Unicef.

The best part of all this was the amazing women I met. Everyone was so friendly, with a quick smile and warm hello and introduction. It was a veritable potpourri of talented, passionate and committed women bloggers and I felt privileged to be in their company.

But this post is about one woman in particular that I met who had a great impact on me and inspired me profoundly. Her name is Glennon Doyle Melton. She is the founder of Momastery which is probably one of the biggest mom blogs on the Internet. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller 'Carry On, Warrior'.

For her Blissdom appearance Glennon sat on the Social Ettiquette panel with, amongst others, Glen Canning, the father of Rahtaeh Parsons, a teenager from Nova Scotia who attempted suicide after being gang-raped and cyberbullied (and subsequently went into a coma and died a few days later when the decision was made to take her off life support.)

I don't know how much Glennon knew about Rahtaeh's story as Glennon lives in the United States and I'm not confident that Rahtaeh's story infiltrated her local media. Regardless, Glennon said some wise and kind words, right there up on stage and her presence was one of love, acceptance and hope. This is befitting of a woman whose website's tag line is "Truth tellers and hope spreaders."

The entire panel on social etiquette was, in my opinion, the best of the day, and the discussion was timely and valuable. I tweeted a few of the statements that most spoke to me,...

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