Saturday, October 28, 2023

conference reCAP

My panel yesterday went off well, I attended a ton of panels, got a ton of ideas to work into research or pedagogy, held elections, handed off my position as chair and its responsibilities, and yelled myself hoarse at in-room parties until late at night. 

I had to take another personal pause yesterday for a while, but this morning's plenary gave me hope and a new mantra. Lorgia García Peña brilliantly said, "There has to be peace for everyone; if only some people have it, that's not peace, that's privilege." I told her I was going to work that into a poem and she made me promise to send it to her.

I feel quite renewed intellectually and socially. It's amazing how many of these people I love although I only ever see them at conferences.

Pic: Taking the annual "madcap" picture with SR. We've been doing this for years now. I gave her a forehead kiss after she gave me the bracelet I'm wearing. I think we're yelling "feminist tigers" or something cheesy like that in the other pics.

7 comments:

StephLove said...

I'm glad the conference was productive and energizing.

Nicole said...

What a fantastic and energizing conference!

NGS said...

Wow! I've never been to a conference that sounds so useful and fun. Good for you!

maya said...

Thank you, friends. This particular conference has been my happy place for a few years now...

Sarah said...

Yay! I HATE conferences, but maybe I’d have fun if everyone were as fun as you are.

maya said...

YOU would be so much fun at a conference! This made me want to find something rhetoric or WGS-centered in the midwest that might interest you right away.

Gillian said...

Nice photo.

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