Thursday, January 19, 2017
Moni's In The #CC17 House!
On the ATL-PHL leg when I boarded thought I saw longtime Atlanta trans advocate Dee Dee Chamblee. It turned out when I finally got to the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown for that Trans United Fund meeting with Angelica Ross and Nikki Araguz Loyd that indeed it was her.
And yes, it was also great to see Arianna Lint, Bamby Salcedo, Ruby Corado, Jada Mercedes Cardona, Andrea Jenkins, Becky Juro, Kayley Whalen and Hayden Mora again.
After having a 20 minute convo with her and being introduced to her friend, we found it, handled our business, too a group photo, and then set off to go back to the DoubleTree where they were staying to retrieve my bags and get me set up in my hotel room at a different hotel for the night.
While passing the bar area, we ran into Cecilia Chung. While talking to her, I got separated from Angelica and Nikki, so I made a beeline for the front door to try to catch up with them ,
I finally break away from all those folks only to run into Isaiah Wilson from NBJC 100 feet from the Market Street door.. We start talking about the Black Institute and my part in it, and Curtis Lipscomb, another of our NBJC family members, walks in.
So I finally finish those hugs and convos, get out of the hotel, get to the 7 Eleven that's on the way back to the DoubleTree, procure and destroy my first Slurpee of this #CC17 run, and finally make it to the DoubleTree..
So how did your day go? This also points out just how many people I do know in this community.
And remember peeps, this is just Day 1 for me. Time to get some sleep so I can be fab for the busy day ahead of me and all the peeps I have yet to see who are here at #CC17