When I walked into the registration area, and it was all women, of varying ages, gender presentations, and shapes, I remembered.
It’s a wonderful feeling, being surrounded by people who are interested in what other people have to say about a whole host of topics surrounding being a lesbian. The congenial atmosphere, the smiles, the encouragement, and the open conversations.
It was very cool.
And although I blundered through my presentation, sweating, stammering, and even occasionally swearing, I was glad I did it, and was really pleased with how well my co-panellists did speaking about cover design and the reasons behind writing lesbian romance.
Conferences can be really scary. But they can also bring to light a world of fascinating information and projects other people are working on. I love the exchange of ideas and the sharing of passions. I love being part of that.
I remember now…