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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mirrors: Ours, The Media’s, Our Cultures’ and Our Kids’

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So I had my big BlogHer08 speaking panel, Mirrors: Ours, The Media’s, Our Cultures’ and Our Kids’ speaking panel yesterday and it was a rush.

The panelists were Laurie Toby Edison of Body Impolitic, Tracee Sioux of Empowering Girls: So Sioux Me, Kelly Wickham of Mocha Momma, and Glennia Campbell of The Silent I (also Mom-o-crats and Kimchi Mamas).

Laurie Toby published the transcript on her blog and I'd love if you would hop over and read it. I think it went really, really well.

Tracee: I write about empowering girls, specifically daughters. How girls internalize the media and what we as parents can do to give them tools to fight that. Daughters inherit our emotions about our bodies. So many women self-deprecate for humor; I used to do it all the time. When my 4-year-old said “I hate my fat thighs,” I said “What have I done?” Women use this to bond–I’m not perfect, you’re not perfect. I was joking, but my daughter couldn’t tell it was a joke. Daughters feel that when you criticize yourself you’re criticizing their DNA.

Truly, I had the best time. It was so encouraging to see how many women are thinking about the complex world our daughters live in and how best to approach the building/moulding of their selves.

5 comments:

Ellen Gerstein said...

You were aweseome. The panel was awesome. I'm so glad I met you and discovered your blog. That's what BlogHer is all about.

Jeanne said...

Tracee,

I read the transcript of your panel. You're awesome!

Jeanne

MizFit said...

MAN IM STILL SO BUMMED I MISSED BLOGHER---but glad I stumbled clicked on over your way as a result.

I each jeanne and, Im sure, much of the blogging community ;)

MizFit

jen said...

Yay! I can't wait to hear all about it...

mehdi said...

It was interesting to learn that there was a training sessions for all speakers at Blogher to help them with audience engagement. I wish more conferences do that. I am really impressed by how organized Blogher conference was.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mirrors: Ours, The Media’s, Our Cultures’ and Our Kids’

1myview.jpg

So I had my big BlogHer08 speaking panel, Mirrors: Ours, The Media’s, Our Cultures’ and Our Kids’ speaking panel yesterday and it was a rush.

The panelists were Laurie Toby Edison of Body Impolitic, Tracee Sioux of Empowering Girls: So Sioux Me, Kelly Wickham of Mocha Momma, and Glennia Campbell of The Silent I (also Mom-o-crats and Kimchi Mamas).

Laurie Toby published the transcript on her blog and I'd love if you would hop over and read it. I think it went really, really well.

Tracee: I write about empowering girls, specifically daughters. How girls internalize the media and what we as parents can do to give them tools to fight that. Daughters inherit our emotions about our bodies. So many women self-deprecate for humor; I used to do it all the time. When my 4-year-old said “I hate my fat thighs,” I said “What have I done?” Women use this to bond–I’m not perfect, you’re not perfect. I was joking, but my daughter couldn’t tell it was a joke. Daughters feel that when you criticize yourself you’re criticizing their DNA.

Truly, I had the best time. It was so encouraging to see how many women are thinking about the complex world our daughters live in and how best to approach the building/moulding of their selves.

5 comments:

Ellen Gerstein said...

You were aweseome. The panel was awesome. I'm so glad I met you and discovered your blog. That's what BlogHer is all about.

Jeanne said...

Tracee,

I read the transcript of your panel. You're awesome!

Jeanne

MizFit said...

MAN IM STILL SO BUMMED I MISSED BLOGHER---but glad I stumbled clicked on over your way as a result.

I each jeanne and, Im sure, much of the blogging community ;)

MizFit

jen said...

Yay! I can't wait to hear all about it...

mehdi said...

It was interesting to learn that there was a training sessions for all speakers at Blogher to help them with audience engagement. I wish more conferences do that. I am really impressed by how organized Blogher conference was.