Why We Need More Women in Washington

“Washington is a tough town for women,” Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham wrote in her Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, “in large part because since its inception Washington has been and remains a man’s town.” It still is. Congress remains 80% male, and in the think tanks, lobbying firms, PACs and Super PACs that form the capital’s shadow government, men are still very much in charge. ...more

No More Misty Copelands: Why I'm Hoping For The Last Of The "Firsts"

 Major League Baseball founded in 1903. Color line broken by Jackie Robinson in 1946. 43 years. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) formed in 1957. Color line for Grammy win broken by Ella Fitzgerald in 1958. 1 year.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) formed in 1927. ...more

ADDED: New Thursday Afternoon Kick-Off Keynote at #BlogHer15 Featuring #womenslives and #BlackLivesMatter

We're less than three weeks out, but the announcements are still rolling in fast and furious....more
I am so excited that opalayo has joined this Thursday keynote!more

On Writing While Female

I am a geek. In fact, I'm just geeky enough to attend the local Science Fiction/Fantasy convention for four years running, CONvergence.This year, I got to sit up in front of a bunch of people in my Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy costume (pajamas with a towel, accessorized by a confused expression) and talk with my three significantly more sophisticated panelists about being a woman writer....more

Why We Need More Women in Washington

“Washington is a tough town for women,” Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham wrote in her Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, “in large part because since its inception Washington has been and remains a man’s town.” It still is. Congress remains 80% male, and in the think tanks, lobbying firms, PACs and Super PACs that form the capital’s shadow government, men are still very much in charge. ...more

No More Misty Copelands: Why I'm Hoping For The Last Of The "Firsts"

 Major League Baseball founded in 1903. Color line broken by Jackie Robinson in 1946. 43 years. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) formed in 1957. Color line for Grammy win broken by Ella Fitzgerald in 1958. 1 year.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) formed in 1927. ...more

Opening doors for internally displaced women in Georgia

Overcoming a life of loss, a dynamic Georgian woman now runs a daycare, computer centre, mill and vocational programmes for youth from her home, while also serving on local government. ...more

A Farewell To Nursing

          After 13-and-a-half months, I’ve finished nursing my little guy. I have to say, even writing the title of this article, I’m sure there will be some that will roll their eyes and say to themselves, Good grief, is she hurting for material THAT badly that she’s writing a good-bye piece to breastfeeding?? And to those people I have this to say…....more

ADDED: New Thursday Afternoon Kick-Off Keynote at #BlogHer15 Featuring #womenslives and #BlackLivesMatter

We're less than three weeks out, but the announcements are still rolling in fast and furious....more
I am so excited that opalayo has joined this Thursday keynote!more

I Found the Path to Get Girls to Code

“You cannot be, what you cannot see”...more
Amazing job. Bravomore

Why No One Should Be Mad at Beyoncé's Vegan Diet Business

The Internet is pretty mad at Beyoncé right now. Earlier this month on “Good Morning America” she “unveiled” that her vegan diet helped her lose weight and keep it off her self-described naturally curvy body. Granted, this is not the breakthrough of the century. We already knew that Beyoncé has been sort of vegan for awhile now....more
With all due respect, as a farmer (who doesn't even raise livestock), it goes both ways --- ...more

What Got Me to Run for State Legislature

Five months ago, I ran for a seat in the Hawaii State Legislature. ...more
I worked for a politician post College and ever since I was young I was constantly being urged ...more

INTERVIEW: The Sisters Are Alright' According to Tamara Winfrey Harris' New Book

Tamara Winfrey Harris, whom many BlogHers may recognize from her blog What Tami Said, has a new book called The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America....more