That should tell you how great today was. I cannot form a coherent thought. I'm way out of my league here amongst these amazing and smart women, but they inspire me to want to at least try to be part of their league. Their ethic is one of collaboration, and you get the sense that everyone wants to help everyone else become better. The more experienced scholars want to bring in the less experienced scholars. Good lord, but they actually talk about graduate students as junior colleagues and not as lazy losers (which was what so many of my early professors did). I'm also amazed at how we have so many similar experiences, entering into this work and entering it as both women and women studying the history of women in departments with the good ole boys and their golden heirs. Yet, as the song goes, they're still here. My life and career would have had a much different path had I met any one of these women or been introduced to this conference fifteen or even ten years ago, before I was damaged; but that is over, I have work to do.
(After I get some sleep.)
P.S. Vuboq, Tenured Radical really is THAT cool.