Earlier this month, one of our Hatch Lab workshop posts went viral (!) Our #Hatchling tweens' reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's introduction to the world as a transgender woman has over 3 million YouTube views. Interested in finding out more about #Hatchlabs? We hope you (and your kids!) will register to join us at #BlogHer15 on Friday July, 17! In a true replication of our process, the labs will be led by older #Hatchlings (with adult supervision) workshopping younger #Hatchlings. Yep, you got it: the Next Generation mentoring themselves.>...more
This morning SheKnows Media announced a new corporate initiative called The Pitch that will come to life Saturday morning at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, and then continue online, serving our mission of women inspiring women.If you're a Shark Tank fan (and I totally am) you are going to love this keynote! ...more
“You’re really malleable,” a new friend commented during our freshman year in college after seeing me navigate my way through many different social situations and with Type-A premeds and introspective literature majors, with people of various races and ethnicities.
You spend your days learning, listening, taking notes, tweeting, networking, meeting sponsors, and generally packing a LOT of stuff into a very few hours. In the evenings, you deserve to have some FUN (and of course continue the connecting) in a more informal atmosphere. Introducing the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us party plan! ...more
Intersectionality illustrates how one person can experience several modes of discrimination at one time. For example: You could be a woman and a person of color from a lower socioeconomic status and with a history of mental health issues. You might be a male, Hispanic, just learning English, and in your late 50s. Each of these factors adds up to complex, multiple social reactions to who you are and how you can be discriminated against across more than one front....more
This year marks my fourth BlogHer conference in a row, but I’m just as excited as I was before my very first conference. The nice thing about being a more ‘seasoned’ BlogHer conference attendee is that I no longer freak out as much about what to wear and what to expect....more
“Intersectionality” may be a new term, but it isn’t a new idea. It is the very thing Sojourner Truth was getting at in her “Aren’t I a Woman” speech in 1851. Black women in the United States have always known that “woman” was a complicated idea—their own “womanhood” often sacrificed to the “ideal” of white womanhood. ...more