What's a Chingona? I'm Glad You Asked

As a first generation Mexican-American, I was raised to keep my thoughts to myself and put the feelings of La Familia over my own. Don't get me wrong. I love being Latina and am proud of my heritage, but considering the emotional baggage ...more

Feminista Jones on Re-Creating Black Women Icons in Stunning ELLE Photos

BlogHer Editor Feminista Jones and blogger Christina Brown joined a group of brilliant and gorgeous women to pose as civil rights activists and culture leaders in a photoshoot for ELLE called "#WeAreBlackHistory." ...more

I've Waited 20 Years to See a TV Family Like Mine

My family doesn’t watch much network TV, but that may soon be changing with the premier of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. I’ve waited 20 years to see a show that even vaguely resembles my own on the screen. ...more

Why Are Yoga Pants Anybody's Business?

Perhaps some of you have heard about the controversial article author Veronica Partridge wrote regarding thewearing of yoga pants in public? Turns out her husband has an issue with it.  I guess he got fed up with men staring at his wife ...more

Black History Month: 5 Ways to Teach Race Better

Twenty years after I got into education, not much has changed. But here's how we can have meaningful lessons about race in schools. ...more

Welcome to BlogHer University: Mini Journalism School!

As we've been saying in our partnership with Public Radio International: Women's lives are newsworthy. But what exactly does it mean to be newsworthy, and how do news stories get told? ...more

My Run for Office: Why Call It a State House When So Few Mothers Are In It?

I had expected February to be another month of juggling book promotions for my ibook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy, not to mention college applications for my oldest son, but instead, I spent the better part of the month running for the Hawaii State Legislature....more
Thanks, jessc_traveler -- will definitely check it out!  We need to acknowledge that there are ...more

When Dads Care for Babies, Their Brains Actually Change

The deeper I get into mothers' rights work, the more often I end up thinking about men and fathers. While there is no dispute that women, even now, do much more of the caregiving and homemaking than men, men's lives have changed both at home and at work as a result of women's leaps in education and employment outside the home. Changes in the activity of one gender are necessarily going to be felt, one way or another, by the other....more
Good information. I had to laugh when I read the highlighted text; I MissUnderstood the title ...more

ISIS Goals

I had a comment recently from a reader of my blog asking me to look up what ISIS's goals and what they really want.  With that in mind, I did a curation of that request.  I hope this helps others understand better what we are dealing with. ...more

Why You Should Join Us for #RockTheRedPump on March 10

It's March, which means it's time to put away your fuzzy boots and knock the dust off your red pumps for Luvvie Ajayi, the blogger behind Awesomely Luvvie and the co-founder of The Red Pump Project....more

Women Who Brought About Change: Jeanette Rankin

March is Women's History Month and in honor of the occasion, The Lawyer and the Chef have decided to briefly profile some inspirational women who helped effect change in the U.S. The first profile is of Jeanette Rankin....more

FREE Pinterest Marketing Guide for Smart Business Owners eBook

If you use Pinterest, check out this great freebie! Right now on Amazon you can get this handy Pinterest Marketing Guide for Smart Business Owners eBook for FREE! This is a great way to get started using this popular social media outlet to further your business goals ....more

Yes, Feminists Can Be Housewives, Can We Let Them Already?

  One of the pettiest, silliest, most outdated arguments I hear among feminists is this one: ...more
Interesting read! There's no cookie-cutter feminist type, so no matter our background or life ...more

The Pudding

I know that my family isn’t the only one to have used the expression “the proof is in the pudding” as a way of saying “you’ll know best what’s good to do when you do it and it turns out good”. Aspy that I am, I embraced that idea wholeheartedly … perhaps even letting it get to third base.  Proof. Proof delights me....more

Stopgap Trash Clean-up Stalls in Rio's Guanabara Bay

One of the big concerns ahead of Rio's 2016 Olympics is whether the city's waterways will be cleaned up enough to safely hold water sports events, such as sailing, rowing and swimming. The truth is that the Olympics were an opportunity to address a decades-old problem and to find sustainable solutions so that Cariocas themselves can enjoy their cities beaches, bay and lagoons without fearing skin diseases, gastrointestinal problems, or crashing into rusting refrigerators. That prospect is looking even more unlikely ....more

How to Generate Tons of Reviews and Testimonials

When you’re looking to buy something, do you read customer testimonials? Do you look at star ratings to help you decide whether or not to hit that buy button? Sure you do! ...more

Bloggers Don't Have to Pretend to Be Superwoman

This is a story about unfortunate choices made for unfortunate reasons. Both the choices and the reasons matter less than the forces that underlie them. A well-known book blogger took her site offline at the beginning of 2015 after a confrontation over reviews that she had plagiarized from other blogs and media websites. Nearly two months later, she published an apology and attempted to explain her actions. ...more
I read this as a cautionary tale.  I am a new blogger, and sometimes overwhelmed by the enormity ...more

Today’s podcast

Talking about Iran in Latin America, Argentina PLUS other stories with Silvio Canto, Jr. Live at 10AM Eastern, and archived for your listening convenience ....more