Israeli and Palestinian Mothers: When Will This End?

Sitting here in the shelter in my building in Tel-Aviv,  with the sirens wailing in the background -  boom, boom, boom, boom.   The Iron Dome just knocked out four rockets.  I shudder at the prospect of what would have happened if ...more

BlogHer'14 Closing Keynote: Let's Talk Intersectional Feminism

For many years we've programmed conversations at BlogHer conferences that talk about leveraging our online platforms for good. Those conversations are designed to be equal measures inspiration and instigation. This year, in fact, we have an amazing ...more

Black Women, White Women, and Natural Hair

The burn of a relaxer on my tender scalp.The hiss of the hot comb against my untamed roots.The fear of moisture in all of its iterations: rain, sweat, ocean.The anguish of getting the most minor trim because length--not health--was paramount.These ...more

Indra Nooyi's Comments: A Cultural Complexity to Work-Life Balance?

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is the latest female executive to chime in to the never-ending discussion about balancing work and life.  ...more

What It Was Like to Travel While Black

As a child, we had very interesting travel arrangements. In the 1970s and 80s our family—from mixed race parents—would travel separately at times. We either went down South to visit my father's side of the family in New Orleans, or we ...more

BlogHer ’14 Closing Keynote on Race, Gender and the Internet: Where Do We Go Next?

Talking about race is not just for people of color. Talking about feminism is not just for women. If there’s anything I hope people will take away from the BlogHer ’14 Closing Keynote about race, gender, and the Internet, it’s that. ...more
HapaMamaGrace Way to go Grace! It's not easy to speak about the ugly, hard stuff. #keynote ...more

BlogHer, Huffington Post Join Forces to Address Work/Life Conflict. Join Us!

We have all been there. Or, more accurately, not been there. We have missed a soccer game, an important day at school, a key doctor appointment for a sick parent. Or we have had to make impossible choices: sending a feverish child to school, fingers crossed he won't get worse, so you can go to work; putting off doctor appointments you know you need because you don't know how to fit them into your work schedule; going back to work just weeks after your baby is born because your family simply cannot afford to go without your salary....more
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Was That Comment Because of My Race?

After reading this post by my French yummy mummy blogger friend, Muriel Jacques, I felt compelled to analyze what had happened to me yesterday at the post office. At the time, I simply brushed it off and was able to convince myself to just let it go. However, I knew deep down it bothered me and reading Muriel's post sort of gave me permission to admit to myself that it was something and not just nothing....more
LeonDePiedra Leon, if it has never happened to someone (racism), then I can imagine that it's ...more

Washoe County School District Gossip: The Password is Entitled

The former police chief and his wife need to shut their entitled mouths.It's very unseemly.Furthermore, nothing he says can be believed, and even so, it isn't the issue. The board had no right to violate state law and Martinez's contract.Period ....more

Germans, your language is just crazy

There was this meeting about sexual violence, about rape as a weapon in wars. Ruanda, Bosnia, Congo, and other places. Rape as a way to destroy the personality of women. So cruel. I think I should attend. I feel obliged to attend, I know it is not going to be a happy evening. But you should attend to show solidarity for the suffering of your sisters. Sexual violence in wars has now become a priority for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees....more

It's Okay. I Wore Pearls Today.

I woke up late and rushed to get ready but remembered to wear my pearls today. Credit Image: Lili Vieira de Carvalho on Flickr As I was leaving the house, Baby Girl spit up all over my shirt; it’s okay, I wore pearls today....more
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My Love/Hate Relationship with 50 Shades

I'm about to admit something that I'm not entirely sure that it's smart to admit. I like erotica. Strike that. I love erotica. So much so that I have read smut of novel length and new chapters are sent straight to my inbox. So much so that I have written erotica, posted it online, and had it read by other people. My tastes include smut of the BDSM variety, but I have no desire to be the next E.L. James. ...more

Francis, It's NOT Funny!

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.com...more

Satanists Agains Medical Misinformation

So I’m actually of two minds about this. On the one hand, anti-abortion types already think feminists are in league with Satan, so this certainly won’t help. On the other hand, anti-abortion types already think feminists are in league with Satan, so how much damage can it do, really? ...more

Is North Korea Selling (Cuban) Arms to Hamas?

Interesting question from Capitol Hill Cubans: Is North Korea Selling (Cuban) Arms to Hamas? ...more

BlogHer ’14 Closing Keynote on Race, Gender and the Internet: Where Do We Go Next?

Talking about race is not just for people of color. Talking about feminism is not just for women. If there’s anything I hope people will take away from the BlogHer ’14 Closing Keynote about race, gender, and the Internet, it’s that. ...more
HapaMamaGrace Way to go Grace! It's not easy to speak about the ugly, hard stuff. #keynote ...more