Conquering Self-Doubt: How To Survive When You Hate Your Writing

If you are a person who needs to write things, you know there can be a lot of downsides. Rejection. Feeling like you will never be as good as you want to be. Lying awake in the middle of the night with things you know you need to write down immediately because they’ll be gone by morning and you’ll hate yourself. The frustration you feel when it doesn’t come out right, or no one reads it, or people read it and 100 people say it’s great but one person says it’s awful and all you can think about is that one mean person who’s opinion you wish you didn’t care about....more

What More Can We Say About Baltimore and Freddie Gray?

Tonight there is unrest in Baltimore after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a spinal cord injury after an arrest by Baltimore police. Gray is now dead. We've been here before, haven't we?...more
@RitaArens - I hear what you are saying, but I don't think I've mixed up anything. I agree ...more

At the Gates of Hope

 One must think like a hero in order to behave like a merely decent human being. May Sarton ...more

Young Palestinians push for a gender-equal Constitution

Cross-posted from UN Women ...more

POTUS Says Fighting for Family Issues Is Our Responsibility, Too. He's Right.

"Women's rights—whether that's equal pay, whatever the case might be—it's not just for women. When women benefit, everyone benefits." ~ Towanda Long,, waiting to participate in #ObamaTownHall...more
Second that! and second that over and over! All power to women! Thank you BlogHer and SheKnows.more

Today's Outrage: Michael Buble' s Photo Bum Bomb

Photo Credit: Getty ImagesMichael Bublé  posted a photo on his Instagram of himself and in the background a woman wearing shorts that revealed part of her bum.  His wife took the photo, but he posted it on Instagram.  ...more

What Question Would You Ask President Obama About Your Paycheck, Your Job, and Your Future?

This week, we are focusing on the earning and economic prospects of American women—and, by extension, our families. On Tax Day, April 15, at 2:35PM Eastern Time, SheKnows Media and BlogHer will host a special town hall meeting with President Barack Obama in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...more
Dear President Barack Obama! High love for people create prosperous world!  I wish you a warm ...more


"I believe that deep within our being as a nation there is a longing for a moral movement that plows deep into our souls..." Rev. Dr. William Barbar,  NAACP...more