The Only Parts I Didn’t Like

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed I’ve talked nonstop about the Type-A Mom conference for weeks now.

There are two things I need to bring up, and Kelby, I do not believe either of these actions reflected on the conference as a whole. These two incidents were simply bad choices made by individuals, who you’ll notice are not being called out by name.

#1 As a woman, speaking at conference focused on empowering women, do not ever point to a man in the room and suggest he knows how to code simply because he is in possession of a penis.

I about died. All I could think to do at that moment was to sputter to my tablemate, did she really just say, “There’s a man, ask him?”

#2 Never publicly question anyone about their stance on adult products, toys, marital aids, etc unless specifically invited to do so. I attended the conference as Heather Solos, founder of Home-Ec 101. None of my readership has any business knowing what happens in my bedroom. While I am “on duty” as a representative of the business I have worked hard to build, I would appreciate being treated as a professional. If this makes me sound like a prude, so be it. I have never sought the public’s opinion in that regard.


#1 Heidi @ CarolinaDreamz on 10.01.09 at 1:27 pm

Bravo! Thanks for standing up for all of us, who do not feel its prudish to be responsible. Our brands depend on it.

#2 Wendy on 10.01.09 at 1:33 pm

Excellent points, Heather. You don’t sound like a prude to me!

#3 Heather on 10.01.09 at 5:48 pm

Thanks ladies. I don’t want to focus on the negative, but I’d rather it be in the semi-open. I’m not about to start a snarkfest on Twitter or anything over these minor incidences. As I noted I left the conference very pleased and had an enjoyable time.

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