A few weeks ago, the Huffington Post contacted me and asked if I could participate in a panel about women taking their husband’s last name after marriage. (Ummmm heck yes!)
Apparently, they read a piece I’d written about Tameka Raymond keeping Usher’s last name after marriage and checked out my blog. I have a post here about getting married recently and taking my husband’s last name, so they contacted me about joining the webcast.
My dream in life is to be a broadcast journalist, host, or on-air news analyst who talks about pieces I’ve written for national publications, so being asked to appear on HuffPost Live definitely made my day. The hubs and I were out of town, but our hotel was nice and came with free wi-fi so I was able to shoot the video from there. He set up the lighting and everything and even took a few pictures of me.
It was a pretty cool experience. I felt overdressed, talkative and really smiley, but I was excited, so oh well haha. The producer told me to jump in whenever and talk as much as I want and, well, he didn’t have to tell me twice! The video won’t embed (grrrr!) but here is the link and I hope this is the first of many experiences like this.