Heather Barmore is a writer, an avid C-SPAN viewer and recovering lobbyist. She began writing her personal blog, No Pasa Nada, in August of 2005 just two months after graduating from university in Washington, DC. In 2007 she moved back to her hometown of Albany, New York to become the federal lobbyist for one of the country's largest labor unions. She is now back in Washington, DC where she continues to be a freelance writer and consultant. Her work can be seen in The Guardian, Huffington Post, YourTango, The Toast and Tue/Night.
|9:00am||Pathfinder Day at BlogHer 12|
|HealthMinder Day at BlogHer '12|
|4:30pm||Live Address to BlogHer Attendees from President Barack Obama|
|6:00pm||OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Evening at the Expo|
|8:00pm||OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: The People's Party|
|10:00pm||OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Queerosphere|
Debbie Walsh is director of the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. CAWP is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation. CAWP promotes greater knowledge and understanding about women's participation in politics and government and works to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life.
CAWP’s education and outreach programs translate research findings into action, addressing women’s under-representation in political leadership with effective, innovative programs serving a variety of audiences.
CAWP's newest initiative, The 2012 Project, is a national, non-partisan campaign to increase the number of women in legislative office by identifying and engaging accomplished women and encouraging them to run for Congress and state legislatures.
Dresden chronicles her adventures in single parenting (including the awesome story of how the internet got her pregnant) on CreatingMotherhood.com.
For the last few years she has worked in new media for a tech startup in Philadelphia, as a web designer and graphic artist, and as a freelance writer. She also covers entertainment news at Babble.com and is a contributor to Kids in the House. Dresden's writing has been featured or syndicated in The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, AimingLow, Parenting, Type-A Parent, and BlogHer.
Dresden is invested in causes connected to ending child hunger and caregiver support for the Alzheimer's community. She is a blogger and advocate for Feeding America and was recently honored by BlogHer in 2012 as a Voice of the Year for her post, "Welfare Queen."
Due to height restrictions Dresden missed her calling as a Muppet. She has persevered as an appreciator of all things mah na mah na.
Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning writer, humorist and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, activism and technology. A 12-year blogging veteran, she is the voice behind AwesomelyLuvvie.com, covering everything pop culture – from TV, movies and travel to race, social issues and life’s random adventures. Her latest website is AwesomelyTechie.com, where she writes about all things geekdom.
She is also the Executive Director of The Red Pump Project, a national nonprofit that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls using red shoes as a symbol of empowerment.
Luvvie is a columnist for TheGrio, has contributed her writing to XOJane, EBONY, Clutch Magazine and Uptown Magazine, and has been featured by the Chicago Sun-Times, Africa.com, Essence.com, AOL.com, Black Enterprise, The Root and more.
She is a 2015 XFINITY Comcast Black Innovator, was winner of the 2012 Women’s Media Center Social Media Award, a 30 under 30 JET Magazine honoree, and is one of Babble’s 25 Bloggers Changing the World. Luvvie is an alum of the University of Illinois.