the smell of my desperation has become a stench

And then my father had a coronary

That’s me and Jana Bouck Remy from Pilgrim Steps speaking on a panel at the Sunstone Symposium on Saturday night. Sunstone is a frequently liberal publication that discusses Mormonism and Mormon issues rather frankly, and many in the faith disdain it, my family among them. They asked me to join a panel of bloggers that would discuss our websites and our boundaries concerning what we will and will not share online, and although I do not consider myself Mormon anymore I think they were interested in how my Mormon upbringing informs what I write. I was riveted by Jana’s words, and if you read this entry on her website you’ll see why. She is one of the many women I have met because of this website and the opportunities this website has afforded me who have improved my life with their words. So glad I got to meet her.

(Photo by Jon who was sitting in the front row, and when he got up to ask a question he imitated the THX explosion of noise that precedes movies in theaters. And it was awesome.)

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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