Definitions of legacy pop up frequently here at The NotMom, and it was a generally unscheduled but recurring discussion topic at the 2017 NotMom Summit. That's where woman after woman hugged me and said some version of this:
"Thank you for what you're doing. One thing for sure, you know what your legacy will be: you created a place for us to find each other on the Net and in real life, too. The NotMom will be your legacy."
My reaction, every time, was to feel humbled, grateful, and shaking my head at the community growing from my five-year-old idea has that became my obsessive passion, rewarded by the thousands of women around the world who are just like me.
(Pictured above L to R: 2017 Summit Panelists sociologist and professor Amy Blackstone, Ph.D. from Maine, blogger Catherine-Emmanuelle Delisle from Montreal, Canada, Gateway Women founder Jody Day from London, England, and Kimya Dennis from North Carolina, also a sociologist and professor.)