Recycle Your Jeans and Help Homeless Teens

One in three homeless people in America are under the age of eighteen. Now you can donate your jeans for charities that help homeless teens. ...more

Women at a Crossroads - Fem 2.0

Feminism 2.0 at George Washington University was AMAZING.  Jen Nedeau, Cynthia Samuels and I got together and formed a panel about how we as women - in a cross-generational way - reach each other online AND offline.  LaurieWrites graciously liveblogged the panel.  Take a look at the highlights (Cynthia even mentions BlogHer on the panel.) ...more

I really enjoyed this session. It inspired me to write the poem below.

Ananda ...more

Meet Kathryn Jennex and the 12 for 12K Challenge

Kathryn Jennex is involved with a number of social media projects.   She's the project manager for (an online community for filmmakers), assistant to Chris Brogan, associate with SocialMedia 404, and passionately involved in the non-profit sector online and off.   She is part of the creative team at 12for12K, an effort to raise money using social media for 12 different charities over the course of 2009.    ...more

How to Make Your Big Vision Real: Jennifer Lee of Artizen Coaching

"The people I see who are successful in bringing their vision to fruition are people who have a clear vision. They know where they are heading, they are excited and inspired by it, but they are holding it lightly. They don't need to figure everything out, and they are open to having opportunities come their way. They are receptive to how their vision is going to manifest." --Jennifer Lee, Artizen Coaching ...more

I'm Not Cinderella: The Split in the Soul of the Accidental Entrepreneur

Photo credit: Anton Gvozdikov from Cross-posted at  ...more

Mom Of A Boy Chapter 2

Mom Of A Boy: Chapter 2 The past two weeks have been nothing short of whirlwind. I've been zooming around from Christmas recovery, preparation for a birthday party, and getting over a three week illness in the middle of the chaos...PHEW! Dinner shall be easy tonight...probably containing mac n cheese since it's the featured dish on my food show right now and it sounds SO delicious. ...more

Mrs. Obama, Who Are You Wearing?

I regularly cringe when watching the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and any other red carpet event that draws the "A-List" celebrities, when the media almost exclusively focuses on one's choice of dress, shoes and jewelry.  And so it was this week, when even CNN joined in the debate about Michelle Obama's choice of outfit and designer for the Inauguration and Inaugural Balls.  We - especially we women - have taken our obsession with fashion and beauty to the point where we eclipse the substance of character that we have fought to define us as women above physical image.  ...more

Tweeted Tips, Tweets and Retweets will Build 5 Wells and Hope for Humanity: @wellwishes campaign reaches $25K for Charity:Water

Wednesday, January 21, 2009. For most in the United States, this was the day after the inauguration. ...more

Women in Nonprofit Technology Rock Stars

In December, Fast Company published an article called "The Most Influential Women in Web 2.0" featuring about a dozen amazing women who work in the Web 2.0.  The list included BlogHer founders Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins, and Lisa Stone.  The list also included, Kaliya Hamlin, who is the founder of She's Geeky, a women and technology conference taking place in Mountain View, CA on January 30-31st. (Registration here)   ...more

Congratulations Ladies.  You go Girl!more