I'm here to attend WAM!, which is a conference looking at the involvement of women in media and activism. There are some awesome speakers, including the amazingly hilarious Sarah Haskins of Target Women as the keynote speaker tomorrow night. If you are not already aware of Target Women, you must go check it out now. She is one of the funniest people I have seen, and her take on how the media targets women is so on point and ridiculous at the same time.
The conference registration starts tomorrow morning, so I've spent the day taking in Cambridge, knitting and eating amazing cupcakes. I went to check out Magpie, an awesome store that sells all kinds of crafty goodness from locals and other well known crafters (My Paper Crane, The Small Object and Nikki McClure amongst others) and is run (in part) by Leah Kramer of craftster.org fame. I pretty much wanted to buy everything in there. I then went and found Kick Ass Cupcakes, which is as amazing as the name wants you to believe. There were so many exciting flavours from the standard vanilla, to red velvet, chai nut, berry and peanutbutter/carob for dogs and catnip for cats. The chocolate with chocolate fudge icing I chose was out.of.control. Yum, yum.
Alrighty, I must get up early tomorrow so I should really call it a night. I'm going to take lots and lots of photos of the neighbourhood I'm staying in so that you will all want to move here with me.