The best part of all this was the amazing women I met. Everyone was so friendly, with a quick smile and warm hello and introduction. It was a veritable potpourri of talented, passionate and committed women bloggers and I felt privileged to be in their company.
But this post is about one woman in particular that I met who had a great impact on me and inspired me profoundly. Her name is Glennon Doyle Melton. She is the founder of Momastery which is probably one of the biggest mom blogs on the Internet. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller 'Carry On, Warrior'.
For her Blissdom appearance Glennon sat on the Social Ettiquette panel with, amongst others, Glen Canning, the father of Rahtaeh Parsons, a teenager from Nova Scotia who attempted suicide after being g...
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