Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Moni's Leaving On A Jet Plane: Destination DC
The purpose of this latest DC trip is to attend the national Black Justice Coalition's 6th annual OUT on the Hill which is cranking up today with some invite only meetings and discussions.
Because I had to handle some business in Houston, couldn't free up my schedule enough to get here on Tuesday for the pre-conference networking event they had last night at the St. Gregory Hotel..
Well, stuff happens. Something else that is happening is I'm getting up at 4 AM CDT so I can catch the 7;25 AM nonstop out of Hobby to DCA.
What I hope will happen is that my flight to DCA will be on time so I can be at that 3:30 PM EDT round table meeting I'm scheduled for on time as well. It's an invitation only roundtable discussion that I'm honored to be repping the 'T' for that will feature a conversation on Black TBLGQ/SGL Women's Health and Wellness issues,
I,also have as part of my OUT on the Hill agenda besides being in reporter mode, a Friday 12:30 PM EDT plenary session discussing the plight of trans women of color in the US.
There's also some good news-bad news I'm dealing with concerning my technology. This will be the first trip in which I've gotten to test out the smartphone and the tablet I received as a late birthday present back in June. Still trying to learn how to take photos and video on it, and will get plenty of opportunities to get proficient at doing so during this event.
The bad news is that the Asus laptop I received as a late Christmas present in 2013 that has served me well since #CC14 and through more than a few conferences, blogging and road trips has finally died on me, so I won't have a laptop to carry on this trip.
I hate that because it had a 17 inch screen that was perfect for watching video and movies full screen and I liked the feel and the setup of the keyboard layout on it once I got used to it.
I was planning on getting a new or gently used one anyway, but after having to move twice in the span of six weeks, it will have to wait until after I get back from this conference..
But first, Moni's gotta get some beauty sleep for the long and busy day I'm going to have that gets cranked up in a few hours.