WIPC:E is over for 2014

It’s 8.50pm on Sunday in Hawai’i, and here I am blogging for the first time in how many days?!?!? I can’t believe it. I had intended to write each day but I’m afraid, each night this week I had either ran out of internet connection, energy or reliable cords, so it just didn’t happen.

It was such an honour to present our work about Black History Month and Deadly Bloggers to an international audience. The feedback I received was amazing.

Yesterday I wrote on Facebook:

That’s #wipce over for another three years. The next one is in Toronto, Canada. It will be super expensive to get there, so the fundraising will have to start as soon as we get home. I thoroughly recommend the WIPC:E experience if you can do it (think about taking your kids too). Take a leap, and submit a proposal, or just come along to listen and immerse yourself. Mahalo to the organisers, workers, volunteers, performers, and local presenters, for their generosity and hospitality. A big mahalo to the warden, guards, volunteers and women of the Women’s Community Correction Centre, for allowing us to spend a day with them. Such a fantastic week, that will take a long time to beat. #eHoMai

I know WIPC:E isn’t perfect, sometimes the workshop quality was a bit questionable. There were aspects of the organisation that could have been more effective, but on the whole, as an experience, WIPC:E is 100% worth the effort that it takes to be there. I highly recommend it.