I had been feeling so lost over the past few months. As a female in the male dominated industry of comic books, not a day goes by that I don't have to defend or prove myself. It can become exhausting and I saw no change in the world with all the work I was doing. Until THIS moment. The next morning I arrived at 7am for day two of the WICFEST festival and sat down to talk to you all.
After posting the video I felt better than I have in months. I put on my favourite song by Jane's Addiction- Mountain Song and danced around the store like crazy. "This is it! What I'm here to do."
Then to my surprise after posting the video the comments started rolling in. Messages of courage and support for our family, our work and our plans for the future. I was completely overwhelmed and not expecting it at all. Some of you rad people even came in to work and spoke to me face to face.
It is so hard to explain to you the difference you make in my life and how important you are to Liam and I. We are going to work so hard for you next year to teach you everything we know and make you smile each and every week.
That is what I learnt at WICFEST. I learnt that comics can make people smile, laugh, cry, create, feel, and express their innermost thoughts and that it is my job to make sure that EVERYONE gets a piece of the comic book cake. Comics are for EVERYONE and I am going to work my butt off in 2017 to make sure the world knows it.