I Lived Lady Gaga's 'Til It Happens to You' Video 

He was one year older than I was and headed to medical school. Somehow that gave him a veneer of respectability. He also seemed reserved and didn't drink much. When he asked me out after English class, I floated all the way back to my dorm so I could tell my roommate. We may or may not have jumped on the bed and squealed with excitement. By all measures, he was a catch....more
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8 Lessons Learned From Jem and the Holograms

 “Showtime, Synergy!”...more

(VIDEO) SheKnows Media Talks to 2015 Emmy Stars About Feminism & Body Image

On Sunday night, the 67th Emmy Awards kicked off, and SheKnows was lucky enough to be a part of it. We caught up with some of our favorite celebs on the red carpet.We wanted to know two important questions: Who do they feel is to blame for body shaming (something that has been spoken about a lot about in recent months), and what is the definition of feminism?...more

Four Made in Minnesota Movies and not a one has the word purple or rain in the title

There have been scads of movies filmed in Minnesota throughout the years....more

What We Need For The Next Sexual Revolution

Let’s start the next big sexual revolution, shall we? Actually, it’s started. It’s a little fragmented still and young, but it’s there. Let’s be honest, sex, sexuality, and feminism are complicated – especially when all rolled together, so there are many intersecting prongs to this revolution that must unite....more

Let Us Prepare – Time For Mercury Retrograde Again, 9/17/15

“People get ready…” Communication planet Mercury will appear to go backwards in the sky on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in relationship focused Libra. The harmony seeking 7th sign of the Zodiac is about partnerships, collaborations, socializing. Don’t be surprised if people from the past - co-workers, lovers, business partners - suddenly pop up to haunt, bite or even please us.Pay attention  to what you write, what you say in order to lessen the possibility of negative impact as you interact with others – slips of the tongue and pen, Freudian or otherwise, can easily occur. Mercury Retrograde is not automatically an event of huge, messy snafus. Back up all the tech stuff, check batteries, be meticulous and be careful. (Jump all over the details.)...more
Oh good grief. Another one? Already? And relationships? Gah. I'm not ready!more


I confess that I’m an undercover ratchet chick. For many people, this may come as a complete shock. To others, I am positive that they are cackling with delight by this admission. The struggle is real y’all. Please know that I ask for deliverance. Black progression is extremely important to me. I have protested, written commentary and used my voice to speak against the injustices in our community but I, also, indulge in some good ratchetry. I’m talking “drinking Boones Farm from the bottle while popping gum” ratchetry....more

Open Letter to Writers Who Think Diversity Is Hurting White Authors

Why supporting diverse writers doesn't take away from more privileged authors. ...more
Thanks so much for writing this!  And I really enjoyed the first Prophecy book. :)more

Reasons to Host a Scavenger Hunt

 Reasons to Host a Scavenger HuntSome of the biggest questions asked of Thrill of the Hunt are, "What occasions are good for a scavenger hunt?" and "How can I incorporate a scavenger hunt into my event?"...more

Announcing Foodstirs Co-Founder Sarah Michelle Gellar to Keynote #BlogHerFood15 in Chicago!

I am excited to announce that our closing keynote for #BlogHerFood15 will be an Innovator Interview with actress and (newly unveiled) food-focused entrepreneur Sarah Michelle Gellar....more
How very cool! You know what a Buffy fan I am and so glad to see SMG taking on something new. ...more