Last summer LTYM Madison alum De’Kendrea Stamps attended SheKnows #BlogHer16 as a social media conference first-timer. De’Kendrea is not a blogger, nor a social media professional. In fact, her professional expertise is in nonprofit and transportation management. Yet, De’Kendrea’s empowering experience illustrates how attending a BlogHer conference can inspire “a-ha” moments that changes lives.
De’Kendrea Stamps and LTYM Founder Ann Imig at #BlogHer16 closing party
Attending BlogHer for the first time was an amazing experience. It was great to see so many strong and bold women choosing to live their best lives out loud. I have always been a fan of storytelling and this conference fulfilled that core interest while also giving me a view of the value of our stories from a business/marketing standpoint. One particular story I haven’t seen told much is the battle that many women face with endometriosis, myself included. However, during the BlogHer Expo there was a full exhibit dedicated to the disease. Being able to speak with those advocating for a spotlight and discourse on endometriosis was truly empowering. Since the conference, I have felt more emboldened to speak about my experience with endometriosis, whereas in the past it’s always been something I kept to myself. Now I know there is a whole community of women online speaking, advocating, and giving voice to the experience through the power of storytelling. BlogHer is the place where stories can be told in an authentic way, and voice is given to the once voiceless. – De’Kendrea Stamps
LTYM thanks SheKnows Media #BlogHer17 for their ongoing support as our 2017 North American media sponsor! We can’t wait to hear your voices, and meet you IRL this June in Orlando!!
SheKnows Media and BlogHer are proud to partner with Listen To Your Mother and look forward to their participation in #BlogHer17 next year in Orlando. We hope you will also join us June 22-24 for the #BlogHer17 conference and take part in LTYM’s final season. You will connect with other attendees and brands, learn new skills and have fun at the parties and special events.