Thursday, April 27, 2017
Learning, Networking and Having Fun At BTAC 2017
It is my fave conference, and increasingly we have people attending from different parts of the world. Our brother Neish is back from Jamaica, Dora is repping Brazil, and Neo is repping The Congo.
One of the other things that takes place during BTAC 2017 that is important is all the networking and information sharing that happens in conversations large and small.
We have two more days of panels, with today's panels being focused on health and wellness issues
The other thing that is also important when we gather at BTAC is seeing old friends, meeting new ones from around the country and the world, and just getting to know people on a personal level you may have only regular connections with previously via Facebook or other social media.
My BTAC siblings, like myself are taking time to have some fun. It's not all serious business. BTAC is at a basic level, a big family reunion and one of the few Afrocentric trans themed conferences in the US.
It's a time where I get to laugh and get loved on by my trans fam that looks like me and shares my ethnic background.
When you have a bunch of Black trans women gathered at a conference, it's gonna be a fashion show. Mama Moni is damned sure ready and able to handle her fashion business in that department with several days of clothes and three pairs of shoes in her two suitcases.
I'm also enjoying the fact that in addition the record attendance we are having this year, we have a large contingent of trans women to go along with our trans brothers. We also have a lot of first time BTAC attendees this year, and it makes me pleased and proud to see this happening.
You can keep up with the BTAC happenings at the #BTAC2017 hashtag. We also have people doing Facebook Live events and I'm tweeting at my TransGriot Twitter handle when I'm not taking part in an event..