I proposed an idea to speak at TexasJS in New York, so I travelled internationally to speak. The event asked me to buy a ticket at full price. The event did not pay for my travel and accommodation. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I was unemployed when I spoke at the event. My speaking slot was 2 days for this event, and I had a bad time. I'm a woman who has been speaking for 5 months. This was a for profit event. Also, This hurt my feelings as a feminist

Submitted in late October 2015