Mom 2.0 Summit and the Art of Political Motherhood

There are many reasons I was looking forward to the Mom 2.0 Summit in Houston.  Lots of fabulous women.  Excellent panels.  Getting to speak on a panel. A meeting with my book publisher.  Cheeseburgers.

But those sly Kirtsy ladies Laurie Smithwick and Laura Mayes had been taunting me and teasing me for a couple of weeks beforehand about the “surprise” they had waiting for me.  They wouldn’t give me any hints about it other than to say I needed to be at the Friday night event featuring the photography of so many women I already knew, both in real life and online.

I knew none of my attempts at arty photography were included, so I wasn’t sure what was up.

As any good friend, I dutifully listened to their admonitions (I wouldn’t have missed the party anyway!), and made my way to the event — Mom 2.0 Defining a Movement Art Exhibit.  This is what I found waiting for me:

In addition to displaying the amazingly moving and beautiful photography of many of the attendees, they also had commissioned a variety of new pieces of art work that combined work of incredibly talented artists with the words of bloggers, including my own.

I was moved beyond words and could not believe these women — who are my friends, my colleagues, my muses and my heroes — had decided to honor me with this amazing work of art.

Needless to say, there were a lot of tears involved.  Fortunately, you can’t see them in this photo that Sarah took!

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3 Responses to “Mom 2.0 Summit and the Art of Political Motherhood”

  1. mom101 Says:

    I loved it so much it’s on my own wrap-up post too. Go Pundit Mom! Change the world!

  2. PunditMom Says:

    Thanks, Liz! It was an amazing conference. The only thing I didn’t like is not having enough time to spend with everyone I want to talk to!

  3. Julie @ The Mom Slant Says:

    Well deserved, Joanne. Thanks for posing with me next to that work of art emblazoned with your words. Thanks even more for inspiring me every day to keep on writing about politics.

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