We have a very clear idea of what we want in a iPhone app - we just don't have anyone on staff who knows how to make one. If you do and are willing to donate your time to a good cause, please let me know!
Walk for Change
Walk with us! April 11. It will be awesome fun.
Also, we are looking for entertainment, which can be anyone from musicians to jugglers to balloon artists to whatever. If you do anything nifty and entertaining, contact me. Looking for people to do stuff before, after, and/or during the Walk. It's a big ol' party.
I know I keep putting off the shirtmaking gathering; it's because I can't afford to buy a bunch of shirts and fabric pens and stuff. We're trying to get donations from clothing and craft stores, but no luck so far. If y'all have connections there? Using them would be so very appreciated! I'll keep you posted.
Aaaaaagh. Writing bios is one of my least favorite things, and alas, write one I must. (BARCC blog goes live in 3 weeks, but we want everyone's bios up tomorrow.) This is not a call for help, it's just a tiny flail.
Things I Did Not Think About Before the Gala
I'm now the only member of the Survivor Speakers' Bureau to speak for an audience that massive with that much publicity, the only one whose full name is associated with her survivor-speaking, the only one to be in articles on BARCC's in-the-news page (though I was that pre-gala)...
I have realized that I may actually be the best-known rape survivor in Boston. Sorta famous Shira is sorta famous. o.O
It has been strange to me in my further work with BARCC that now *everybody knows me*, in a way that people really don't know any other volunteer or staffer. People know the *names* of the high-up staffers, but they don't have this level of knowledge about them. Whereas every time I meet a fellow volunteer from hotline or med ad, first thing they say is "I loved your speech," and I'm like "Thanks! Um. What's your name?"
Thanks to heavy blogging over the past 8 years, I've always had people who know me better than I know them, but this is another level to get accustomed to. And I don't regret it! We almost doubled the amount raised in the auction from this year to last; some people credit that to my speech (last year's speaker rambled, whereas I am concise and high-impact), though I don't know how much of it i really due to that. But I know it helped, and that's what I'm here for. Like, on the planet. To help.
And that is all for now.