The beginning of the panelists.

Group 10

The theater is filling up with friends, musicians, and members of the community. The panel has just started with the creators of the event taking the stage. The atmosphere is electric with love, supportiveness, and depth. It’s sweet to see the community that is working together to bring the WWR goals into reality. There was a round of applause for all the people who have contributed to the scene so far. The community is only growing from here and the passion exhibited by many of the attendees is evident. It’s inspiring to hear the stories from when Women Who Rock just started and the origin of the name (un)conference. It sets the stage for women to feel empowered, have a safe place to express themselves, and have their voices heard.

Morning energy at WWR

Group 10

The atmosphere was vibrant and energetic when I arrived at WWR this morning. I got to participate in setting up the stage for the many wonderful artists who will be preforming today. There is so much talent and positivity in the room; I instantly feel at home with my fellow volunteers. The artwork is truly inspiring and includes many pieces depicting different textures, colors, and prominent figures. My favorite aspect is setting up the alters with flowers, colorful tissue paper, and candy skulls. The parade is invigorating and brings a new energy to the conference. It’s so gratifying to be a part of the WWR culture and be working with so many creative people to create the space for community building and personal growth.