5 Badass Quotes for Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month - cheers to us, the mighty she-roes of the world!And as you go about she-roing, it's easy to forget one simple fact: YOU ARE A BADASS. You're an autonomous, singularly amazing being with infinite power ...more

Why the Fuss Over Hillary's Emails Is Just Another Smokescreen

Notwithstanding feverish media squeals about Hillary Clinton’s “private” email usage as Secretary of State, the fact is she adhered to the laws in place during her four years in that position.  The law insisting solely upon .gov email usage for ...more

A Single Mom Faces Deportation For Fleeing the Man She Says Abused Her

The case of a single mom found guilty of child abduction is calling attention to the intersection of domestic violence and immigration law, and how both may be failing women. Earlier this week, a central California jury convicted undocumented single ...more

What It's Like to Run For Office, As a Woman and a Mother

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 ...more

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

INTERVIEW: Aisha Saeed's Debut Novel 'Written in the Stars' Tackles Forced Marriage

BlogHer Publishing Network member Aisha Saeed has had a busy year: in addition to being one of the main team members of the We Need Diverse Books campaign for more inclusivity in children's and Young Adult literature, Aisha has just published her first novel, Written in the Stars....more

Beyond Ellen Pao: How the Male-Dominated Silicon Valley Culture Hurts Us All

While a San Francisco jury sided with venture capital giant Kleiner Perkins in Ellen Pao's gender discrimination lawsuit, the four-week trial has given us a peek into exactly what kind of obstacles women face at big Silicon Valley venture capital firms and the broader startup world....more
Thank you so much for sharing your story. I've been a startup founder and co-founder several ...more

Rape Culture at the Department of Veterans' Affairs

Survivors of rape should not have to hear rape jokes at medical facilities that treats rape survivors. But they do. What is the Department of Veterans’ Affairs doing to combat its rape culture?   Image Credit: Bob Shepard via Flickr ...more
As executive director, how much power/influence do you have over things like this in practice?more

SpeakYourStory

We passionately believe in a future where all women, from all walks of life, are empowered to say, “I exist and my stories matter.” Our story sharing platform is designed to be inclusive, compassionate and safe. We don’t edit your stories and we publish everything that we receive. We honor every woman’s unique voice and encourage all forms of self-expression. Your story may be a song, poem, audio recording, video, painting, written words, photographs, sculpture – literally anything that speaks to your true self has a home at speakyourstory.org....more

April Fool's, A Bully's Dream

Ah, April 1st, the day for jokes, pranks, laughs,…humiliation, anxiety, and tears. Let’s face it, April Fool’s Day is a bully’s dream and a victim’s nightmare....more

FREE How To Start A Business In 27 Days eBook

If you are looking for a start a new business, check out this great freebie! Amazon has this handy How To Start A Business In 27 Days for FREE! This step-by-step guide is a great resource to help you start your own business ....more

INTERVIEW: Aisha Saeed's Debut Novel 'Written in the Stars' Tackles Forced Marriage

BlogHer Publishing Network member Aisha Saeed has had a busy year: in addition to being one of the main team members of the We Need Diverse Books campaign for more inclusivity in children's and Young Adult literature, Aisha has just published her first novel, Written in the Stars....more

What is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)?

Whether you’re an animal person or not, you have to admit that puppies are pretty darn cute. So cute that there are YouTube Channels, Facebook accounts, and Buzzfeed newsletters devoted to the subject. Unfortunately, there’s a not so cute PUP out in the world, and it wants access to your device. What I’m talking about is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). What is an unwanted program? It’s software or an app that you don’t explicitly want on your device. PUPs usually are bundled with freeware and often installs without your permission....more

Amazing Women: Cathy Chester

You may, or may not, know of Cathy Chester, the esteemed author of the blog, An Empowered Spirit.  Cathy writes about health, midlife, and living a vibrant, enriching life. At the core of the blog, however, is Cathy’s ongoing struggle with MS (multiple sclerosis). Cathy was named one of the “Top 10 Social HealthMakers in Multiple Sclerosis” by Dr....more

What’s Current: Chris Hedges compares extractive industry to sexual exploitation of women

Colson Whitehead at the New York Times explains how the term “you do you” perfectly captures our narcissistic culture. California school district uses “genderbread person” to teach children to figure out whether they have the brain of a man or a woman. Feminist Psychologist Laura Mcnally warns that...more

Tuesday News

We all know that former president Ronald Reagan suffered for many years from Alzheimer's disease, but did it start as early as his presidency?Those questions were asked for years because once in awhile he would say things or do things that were frankly bizarre. The truth of the matter is he was just a figurehead, especially in his second term, with his job actually being done by the two Bakers: Howard for domestic and James for foreign policy._____ ...more

Mexico: Uber driver attacked

while the passenger was still in the cab, at 4am: Mexico City cabbies come to blows with Uber ride-share driver Angry taxi owners used bats to attack a vehicle while the passenger was still inside Before dawn, a group of taxi drivers used baseball bats to smash the windows and doors of an automobile that was transporting an Uber user in the city’s central Roma district. The thugs are organized The attackers are members of the Permanent Committee for Transportation in the Federal District, an organization made up of taxi drivers who came together last October to organize protest rallies against the online application, which is used to put passengers in touch with private drivers. La mafia de taxistas Roma – Cibeles agarraron a batazos al @Uber que pedí a mi domicilio conmigo adentro @PGJDF pic.twitter.com/9nhEBaPL9P — Edgar Molina ▼ (@Edgar_sk) March 20, 2015 Here’s a link to the Uber app ....more