This morning there was a Women in Media panel at Blissdom Canada. It was the first session of the day, lead by Erica Ehm – who was an important part of my childhood.
The session was a collision of worlds for me. I went to journalism school, I wanted to be a sports reporter, and I was for a very short time. But it was a long, long way to work myself up in a world that I wasn’t entirely comfortable in. You see, I did really well in journalism school when I had guidance and praise, in the real world there is not so much.
I took a leap and restarted my life and threw myself into my degree. By the time I finished university I knew that I loved politics and I knew I loved Joe.
I still often think about how lucky I am to have found a great job with great people in my field. I got to work for one of the greatest politicians this country has known.
Now, politics and journalism are two fields where women are pushing to succeed. This was brought up on the panel – with Jane Taber there, you’ve got to talk about the hill.
I love politics. I loved it when I was in it, if I ever had any doubts then the classes I’m taking right now prove it. And I am also lucky enough to have great examples in my life of women who have done it, made their voices heard. I can do it. I can be the future of a panel like this – women in politics.