To the editor:

On behalf of the audience members, we wish to thank Diana Lindsay and her Serious Fun Productions crew: Lyn Willeford, Debora Valis, and Rene Neff for the amazing, inspirational Women of Whidbey (WOW!) day at WICA on Saturday June 30.

I counted 28 women throughout the day either giving talks about their passions, or singing, playing jazz, dancing, doing yoga, and Zumba (with all of us!). Women following their heart — daring to realize their dreams and sharing their expertise to inspire us to do the same — brought us together to celebrate and share the love. (Did you know that love is an element just like water, earth, fire and air? Well, it is!)

Patterned after the TED talks (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) that so many have come to enjoy on the Internet, Diana’s own remarkable story of healing from Stage 4 lung cancer got her to thinking, “Hey, there’s a TED talk inside every woman”!

Special thanks to WICA and the many folks who gave their time and talent to organize the day with discussion groups, beautiful food, and the chutzpah to make it all run smoothly.

Men, take heart because next year Serious Fun Productions promises to bring us POW! (People of Whidbey). Because, “There’s a TED talk inside each of us.”

Claudia Walker

Shelley Hartle


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