Thursday, April 1, 2021

Happy April!: Where I've Been

I had this post as a draft to go up last week and was going to say how excited I was to post monthly but alas, here we are at April! It amazes me how much social media has changed since I started this space in 2009 as a digital journal of young family life. While I continue to stay most active on Instagram, I'm grateful to still have this space to return to document important updates.

Agbais March Family Photo

Here's where I've been lately...

I was excited to be a judge in Roxbury Innovation Center's Pitch Night competition - the same competition I placed 2nd in last year! It was my first time as a judge and such a great front-row seat to some amazing local businesses. It's really exciting to see what's up and coming here in Boston! 

On March 10 I was invited back to speak at General Assembly as part of their Womxn at Work series. It was such an engaging hour of sharing and empathy with so many tips and tools for surviving this era. Amidst the plethora of articles talking about the current conditions, I'm grateful for solutions-oriented conversations. Check out the full recording here

To commemorate the one year anniversary of Covid, WBUR invited me back to revisit this past year and check-in on how things are going in the intersection between work and motherhood. Check out the replay here! It was a candid conversation that talked about the "juggle-struggle" and how I manage the day-to-day. I'm grateful that I've been able to regularly speak about this to my local community, and it's inspired my journey towards podcasting (stay tuned!). 

As much as I miss in-person events, continuing from 2020 I'm so glad to continue to be invited to share my experience virtually. Last year was my most profitable year public speaking, but despite this especially coming off Women's History Month "Pay Black Women" still needs to be said. 

I'll leave you with my IGTV video expressing just that (shirt via Dear Grown Ass Women):