attending, speaking, gettin’ published. no big deal, yo.

April 3, 2013 | 84 Comments

Shannon, Emma and Sloane

Terrifying and thrilling things are happening around here. Steve and I quit our jobs to start our own (separate, but complimentary) businesses.

No, you’re crazy!

Push your eyes back in because that’s creepy, yo. Now listen: I’m attending things, speaking at things, and getting published here and there. Everywhere pending. Good stuff is happening. It’s all going to be okay. I promise

So here’s the haps.


In June, Jessica and I are going Minneapolis to attend a Content Strategy conference called Confab. Apparently there’s cake. I’m ridiculously giddy about this. We’re going to be surrounded by a bunch of tech nerds, because we’re nerds now too. I think this has been Steve’s secret plan all along: lure me into the Nerd Fold.


Steve and I are doing a session at BlogHer in July on Responsive Design. It’s a total accident that I’m going, but I’ll take it. And I’ll rock it. No, but seriously. We’re going to perform a choreographed dance or something equally spectacular.

In the fall, I’m speaking at a brand new conference in London called DARE. It’s about vulnerability, authenticity, connectedness and courage. My session is called “Fighting the War on Shame.”

Gettin’ published

Joanna Schroeder, Senior Editor at the Good Men Project picked up my piece about body autonomy and shame.

She passed it along to xoJane who also published it. (You’re my fave, Joanna. Thanks a crazy lot!)

I wrote a piece on writer’s block for QuoteRobot.

I also wrote a piece on productivity for QuoteRobot.

And there’s your Shannon catch-up. If I had a grandma these are the things I’d tell her in this month’s letter. I’d probably leave out that part about both of us quitting our jobs, because her heart isn’t great and she worries a lot. But, I don’t have a grandma so you’re welcome.

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