I have so much to say that I don’t even know where to start! Creating change was epic and the high light of my 17-year-old life! I remember looking at myself in the hotel room mirror and wondering if my mom was going to notice a change in my physical appearance from my experience and growth in wisdom that had occurred during that week. There were many factors that contributed to that feeling and the biggest one was for the first time in my life I was treated like an adult and was seen as an equal to members and staff of FIERCE who were significantly older than me.
Blog: February 2012
As I stepped out of the crowded cab and onto the pavement in front of the Hilton, the scene looked mildly familiar.
A few queers huddled outside for a smoke, while others arrived in yellow vehicles periodically, just as we had. Every city, each hotel, same feeling. Muddled excitement was in the air even though it was Tuesday and attendees were few in number.
I’ve been to the Creating Change Conference through a few different avenues. First, through impromptu 13-hour-drives, sleeping on hotel carpets, fundraising/scrapping/university funds for social and academic learning, and finally as a member and workshop facilitator with FIERCE.