As an Asian Woman, Sometimes I Don't Feel Safe in America

Wake up, America. Terrorism doesn’t come from a faceless person overseas, it’s coming from your neighbor here, in America. ...more

Why I Identify With My Husband's Culture

When I heard about Rachel Dolezal in the news, I couldn't keep my eyes off of all the news stories and opinions in my Facebook stream. I find the story fascinating, yet tragic at the same time. Image Credit: PBS ...more

Charleston Massacre: Is it a 'White Problem'?

Wednesday night around 8pm, a White male identified as 21-year-old Dylann Roof walked into the historic Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. He came there with a loaded gun and at least five rounds of ammunition. As the twelve Black men, ...more

Your Story Is Important... Get Congress to Listen

How do we take our stories straight to our elected representatives to make the changes mothers need in the US today? At the Mom-mentum Leadership Conference in March I met Serena Liguori, Associate Director of Herstory, an organization that teaches ...more

Ban This Girl's Art? How a School Missed the Point

In the end, social justice prevailed over painful irony. In the final hours before the launch of a Connecticut high school art show, a gifted, charismatic senior had her project, a statement on body shaming, victim blaming and censorship, removed ...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

#WhoIsBurningBlackChurches: Black Twitter Demands Answers

Since the murderous acts of terror (which left nine Black people dead) at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina two weeks ago, six Black churches in the South have burned....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
alisaamiller My plane gets in just as you all are speaking. Will be running through the airport! ...more

Happy July 4th! Here are some flatworm penises!

In keeping with my traditional posting of a weird animal dong to celebrate the 4th of July, let us discuss the flatworm’s meatstick. Well, actually the faltworm doesn’t have a meatstick so much as it has a hypodermic needle-dick … which it uses to inject sperm into it’s own head to self-fertilize when needs be. According to the study (done by Swiss zoologists because why not?): ...more

A list of things I think about Rihanna’s #BBHMMVideo

I know, I knowwww — no one’s supposed to talk about Rihanna’s new video (TW for graphic violence and pornographic imagery). Reasons we are to...more

What would you do if you weren’t doing this?

Everyone should pause every now and then and ask themselves this question: What would you want to be doing if you weren’t doing this? Whatever “this” is, your answer will be revealing. If you excitedly exclaim, “I would start a restaurant, using my grandma’s recipes, but it would be more of a modern look – kind of a Tuscany theme ....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

Gods and Monsters in the DR

You decide: The extras from the pool scene in Gods and Monsters, or the LGBT Pride Month pool party at the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic? (h/t The Diplomad) ...more

On Independence Day, let’s thank Caesar

Not Julius Caesar, but Caesar Rodney of Delaware: On Independence Day, let’s thank Caesar ....more

Ecuador: Sing along with Rafael

and his cabinet members at Quito’s Plaza Grande in front of the presidential palace, At 2.3 hours into the rally, they broke into song; at 3:30, they started dancing. Elsewhere, Correa Feels the Wrath of Massive Protests in EcuadorGuayaquil Streets Overflow with 400,000 in Opposition to Rising Socialism, no song-and-dance there ....more

What’s Current: Caitlyn Jenner makes Woman’s Hour 2015 Power list

A 21-year-old Mexican woman is fined and jailed for refusing to do the ironing...more