Monday, February 16, 2009

I won BlogHer Scholarship!

A few Months Ago, December 2008 to be precise, Archiwiz left a message on my comment section to get in touch with her over something. The something turned out to be a scholarship nomination from BlogHer for activists outside the United States that are using their blogs to raise money or create awareness on certain issues.

Any nominee who wins the scholarship will receive:

  • A full 2-day conference pass to BlogHer'09
  • Round trip airfare to and from Chicago, IL for the BlogHer '09 annual conference
  • 3 nights stay at the Chicago Sheraton during the conference
  • The opportunity to present their work during a session at BlogHer '09

  • Archiwiz and other bloggers she told ( I am yet to know their names), Rev. Lisa, Grahamn Kracker and Doug nominated me.

    They believe in me and what I do. They believed I deserved this scholarship and now I have got it. Chicago here I come in July all because I have a wonderful blogging community that take Standtall seriously.

    Thank you all! I promise to always do my best in promoting, advancing, protecting women's human rights and women empowerment.

    46 comments:

    Onyeka said...

    Oh, that's awesome!!! Keep fighting for our rights jo! Ur kinda becoming my hero.

    For the love of me said...

    Congraaaaaaats. You deserve it.

    wordmerchant said...

    Congratulations...if anyone deserves this it is you...so happy fo you.

    Well done to Archiwiz, Rev. Lisa, Grahamn Kracker and Doug and whoever contributed to this....you guys done good for nominating our gurl!!!

    NoLimit said...

    OOOO my dayysss! that is wonderful news!!! congrats on that...I'm really and truly happy for you!!!

    OluwaDee said...

    Congrats deariee.

    Woomie O! said...

    oh my geeezzz!!!
    I'm more than happy for you sis!!
    Not many people understand what your blog can do for you.
    You go girl!!!
    luv u tonnes!!!

    LG said...

    awwwwwwww congrats swerri'hope u ll be taking don scoffied n odas along :)



    BTW: dont u tink u nid a PA? *bats lashes* :)

    Rita said...

    OMG!!!! Hugs Hugs Hugs....

    So happy for you Standtall, you more than deserve this.

    Thanks Archiwiz, Rev. Lisa, Grahamn Kracker and Doug

    Robyn said...

    you deserve it.I swear.

    simplegal said...

    Congrats!! I'm new to your blog, but from what I've read so far, you DEFINITELY deserve it. :)

    miz-cynic said...

    our very own standtall.......standing ovation!...rily u deserve this....enjoy urself girl! u deserve it.

    Geebee said...

    Congrats on the award, gurl. I hope it’s for real o. lol. If I see you in Naija by July, I go shout o. Chi-town is indeed the place. I’m glad you’re getting the recognition you truly deserve. Fight on, sis. Who knows? You might just be the first female president of Naija . . . after my tenure is over though.

    Funms-the rebirth said...

    Congratulations!! very well deserved.......

    Allison @ Entry Level Living said...

    Congratulations on the win! Im so happy for you! Make sure you blog about the amazing experience.

    nneoma said...

    Congrats my dear, you are more than deserving of it. Thanks for keeping all of us informed on the latest going-ons in the African feminist struggle.

    Rose said...

    Whooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

    ~Sirius~ said...

    Congratulations and Keep doing what you do!!!

    Writefreak said...

    That is fantastic news standtall!

    So excited for you, and thanks to archiwiz!

    BrownSugar said...

    Wow!!! You go Girl! Have fun and keep standing tall for what you believe in!

    Spicytee said...

    Yippppppppppppeeeeeeeeee
    Congrats Ms.StandTall.Is really a great achievement..

    AustynZOGS said...

    Congrats!
    Its very well deserved.I know you won't stop making us proud.

    Lisa said...

    CONGRATULOBIA!!!! Can I come along? :-)....please! Thank God for using Archiwiz, Rev. Lisa, Grahamn Kracker and Doug to open a new door for you. May God continually bless the work he has put in ur hands. AMEN!

    poeticallytinted said...

    Congrats dear!!!! Like I said to you earlier you truly deserve this and more!

    isha said...

    congratulations!

    StandTall-The Activist said...

    Thank you all for you well wishes. I wish you all best and the very best of luck in all you do too.

    I would have loved to reply you individually but I am due to arrive at the airport in 1 hour. I am going to India for a program.

    Talk to you all from India!


    Geebee: it's for real. They have the conference every year. I wanted to go last yr but had no money... well, when you become the president of Naija b4 me, just do it well so I wont waste time prosecuting you when it's my turn (lol)

    CaramelD said...

    Now that's what I call good news!! What a lovely feeling when your work and passion are recognised :)

    Afrobabe said...

    Congrats babe...you sure deserve it...

    Damilola said...

    You deserve it!

    Congrats.

    Dammy said...

    You deserve it!

    Congrats.

    Shubby Doo said...

    congrats!

    Adaeze said...

    Wow! Congratulations. Keep it going!!

    Good Naija Girl said...

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I cannot think of a more deserving recipient of this prize than you! Yippee!

    (And archiwiz rocks pretty seriously...such an awesome person to have on your side!)

    Smaragd said...

    awwwwwwwwwww! congrats StandTee, that is soo cool!

    Omo Oba said...

    Congrats ST!!!!

    Grahamn Kracker said...

    Congratulations - yes, you do deserve it. I sure would like to attend your presentation.

    Now... how do we keep you in the states for a few extra days and get you up here to Alaska?

    Vera Ezimora said...

    No way!! R u for real???? Babe, I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooo happy 4 u!! Oh, but why is this thing in Chicago???? Y not Maryland now? lol.

    Standtall, I don't know why I am so happy 4 u. It's like I'm the one who won. Congratulations, darling. U deserve it 4 sure.

    pam said...

    Congratulations!Happy that you took it seriously. A lot of people would have just thought "ah I wont win anyway" and called it a day.

    I often post opportunities to people and later discover they never apply. Its like they feel man know man is necessary in everything.

    Once again congrats!

    Afronuts said...

    You deserve it truly. You've done a great job and I'm wowed that you took your activism beyond all that you did on campus way back in school.

    I'm proud of you Mama T!

    doug said...

    Wow! You won? How awesome! I'm sooooo glad I was a part of it!!! You deserve it Standtall! You really do! All the best at the conference...I'm really having fun watching your career unfold. I'm sure we're all going to be even prouder (if thats possible) of you in no distant future.

    rethots said...

    Congratulations. Activity, not vained.

    Waffarian said...

    CONGRATS!

    femmeautonome said...

    Congratulations on the scholarship!!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be stopping by yours again.

    take care

    aloted said...

    this is the best news i have heard all week...congrats lady, so so proud of u..

    infact u need more than 1 PA...i hereby apply!

    how's it going in India, or are u back?

    Buttercup said...

    Awwwwwww! Im so happy for u! No one deserves this more than u. I wish u all the best! Mwah!

    sleekiest said...

    My one and only Standtall!! Congrats!! I guess we should be interviewing you now?
    Will you stop by Cali on your wat to/from Chi? (My wishfull thinking)

    StandTall-The Activist said...

    Thanks you you all! I am touched once again

    Sleekiest: Is Cali closer to Chi?

    My Passion, my focus, the change that I want to see in the world - is my propellent factor.

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