Smarty Pants

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Women's Fund asked for a photograph, so I sent this one. Don't I look smart surrounded by all these books?

I have somehow fooled the folks over at the Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham into thinking that I'm smart. 

Next month the organization is honoring 12 Birmingham-area women for their "innovative" work and ideas and I can't believe I'll be in the mix. To be in a group that includes the director of the Birmingham Public Library, a successful lawyer, and a space archaeologist -- just to name a few -- is both humbling and shocking. 

I am being recognized for the work I do with See Jane Write, an organization for women writers in Birmingham that I founded in March 2011. 

We will be honored at the Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham's inaugural "SMART Party."

The Birmingham Business Journal describes the "SMART Party" as an event that will include "tweets, tags, pins and check-ins from attendees and video 'virtual' messages from guests from around the world."

The SMART Party is a fundraiser for the Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham. Lin Carleen founded the organization in 1996 with a mission to "encourage the full participation of women and girls in the community by creating opportunities for education, physical, emotional, social, artistic, and personal growth and empowerment." The group's major focus for the past five years has been on domestic violence. 

The SMART Party will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 11 at WorkPlay and if you're in Birmingham I hope you'll join us. I'd love to see you there! For tickets and more information, click here


  1. Awesome and congratulations. It is well deserved!

  2. Yes, you do look smart and true surrounded by all those books. Big congratulations!

  3. I'm so proud of YOU, Writeous Jai!. You do indeed deserve this, Miss Ma'am. Plz yell at Edd-money for me. And congrats! (You and BPL's Director both too!)