Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Taking a Breath

Hi, friends. I know it sucks when a blog you like doesn't get updated for a while. You know what also sucks? Stress migraines. So please know that while I love you, and appreciate having readers, blogging is about seventeenth on my priority list right now. Thanks.

I don't have anything to blog about regarding clinic yesterday, because I wasn't there, on account of the aforementioned headache. I do vaguely remember some shenanigans last week though...a car that slowed down so the driver could yell at the protesters. I didn't actually see it happening (one of my escorts told me about it later), but I hope it was my old friend Guy in the SUV who used to come by a lot last year. It's good to have a nutbar or two on our side, as well.

So, because I don't have much to say about clinic stuff, I'll go in kind of a different direction. Last night I spoke on a panel at STU as part of their Sexuality Awareness Week. The topic was "Why Feminism is not a Four Letter Word", and my particular section was about how you probably already are a feminist, and what to do about it. It was quite fun, and I was not expecting much of a turnout, or for people to be as engaged as they were. A couple young women came up to me afterwards to ask how they could get started in feminist volunteering!! So I gave them my info and hopefully this means two more escorts at the clinic.

Tonight I will be up on campus again, this time at UNB. I'm standing at an info booth for ARCC, which should be pretty interesting. Drop by if you're around - I have pro-choice buttons! And of course this is right before Sue Johanson's talk, which I will be sticking around for because I LOVE HER.

This past weekend I was at kind of a mini-conference in Moncton, called Skills for Change. It was put on by the Advisory Council so it was can I say this...government-y? But it's always useful to get media training practice so I definitely enjoyed that part of it. And I have two wonderful friends in Moncton and was happy to have the chance to see them.

So that's a tiny fraction of what's going on with me right now....aren't you glad you asked? :)

P.S. Don't forget to vote for me for Best Feminist Blog in the Canadian Blog Awards!


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