07 Jun Dear Niche Mommy…Did you say only minorities can attend your conference?
The Niche Mommy Network receives email everyday from potential network members, conference attendees and brands. We thought we would share an email (in its original form) we received this week with the permission of the sender (who will remain anonymous) and our response back.
Dear Niche Mommy,
Hi! 🙂 My name is “Just Wondering” and I’m a blogger from [the Midwest]. I’m thrilled that there is an upcoming conference in my neck of the woods (or closer than NY and CA, at least), but when I was talking about it in a group I’m in, I saw some things that kind of confused me. A very influential blogger/social media expert stated that the brands at this conference are looking for diversity.
As a non-christian, lesbian blogger from the Midwest, I’ve always considered myself as one that doesn’t really fit “in the box” that many conferences put us in, so I was excited to hear about yours. However, upon asking for clarification, this blogger said they were basically looking for non-white bloggers to work with. This made a lot of other bloggers in the group say “Oh, wow, okay then I won’t be going”. If this is the case, I don’t want to show up and be out of my element, or waste time and money trying to work with brands that are looking for non-white bloggers, considering I’m so white I glow in the dark. 🙂 I live in the inner-city. My kids are a minority at their school. We have friends that are from many walks of life. So, I’ve always considered myself diverse, like I said, but now I’m not so sure if I’d fit at your conference. Anyway, sorry for rambling, just wanted to see if this conference would be a good fit for me or not.
Dear “Just Wondering”,