The other day I read Nicole's post "My blog featured on The Huffington Post" and was so excited for her. It was one of my favourite posts, and had prompted a lot of discussion in our community. Later when I was lounging downstairs in an armchair with my iPad, I opened my HuffPost ap, and there, the first item on the Women's section, was Nicole's post. I felt an overwhelming pride that I "knew" her.
Then last night I had a look again, and smiled. There was Lisa, from Life Without Baby! I laughed in delight, the same warm feeling of pride I feel when I see Pamela quoted. And I realised that I really do feel part of this community, especially this small group of amazing women who are courageously forging happy and fulfilling lives without children in a children-focused world. I realised I see their successes as my successes, and was so happy for them.
Then I got an email that astounded me. And now I too am featured on The Huffington Post, a post I originally wrote for Pamela's Silent Sorority blog. It's all a bit scary - I have explained why on A Separate Life here (as it seemed appropriate to the Don't Ignore theme of NIAW) - not least because there is a photo and my real name. No longer am I exotic Mali, but boring ... well ... you'll have to read my Huff Post piece.