S110: Bonus: Summer Conferencing

Here's a quick-turnaround bonus episode of Whitney reflecting on her recent conference travel. It's uncut and hot off the presses. Our co-host, Whitney, reflects on what she wore, plus-sized shopping, the power of freshly braided hair, the mental and economic load of just getting to a conference, and why she even bothered. At the end of the episode, Whitney talks about the logistical challenges of conferencing when you’re exclusively breastfeeding an infant. Also Donald Rumsfeld makes an appearance. And finally, #blackgirlmagic!

Discussed this week:

Previous AcaDames episodes mentioned in this episode:

  • Bodies - re: clothes at conferences

  • Whitney - re: Whitney’s older son who was preterm

Malcolm Barrett analysis of #SER2019 Twitter data 

What is a drop-in daycare center


Myers Briggs personality framework (see INFJ personality type here)

MSP (Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport) Family Services resources, including children’s play area, support for families with children with special needs, and breastmilk feeding accommodations

Twitter hashtags referenced:




#BlackEpiMatters at @black_epi 

Retailers or business mentioned in this episode (none are paid advertisers): 

Torrid, Kohl’s, Old Navy, Stitch Fix, Crocs, BabyGoGo, Ergobaby, BabyBjorn, Amazon 

Recorded: June 24, 2019

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Creative Director: Mara Buchbinder

Music by: Grace Mesa — PremiumBeat.com  

Production, editing, and admin by: Cee Cee Huffman and Tamara Huson

Artwork by Melissa Hudgens at Leafy Greens Designs

Sibling podcast: The Effort Report

Sarah Birken