Featuring Our Voices and Photos of the Year Videos: Grab Some Tissues and Watch Them Now

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The Voices and Photos of the Year Community Keynote is always a highlight of the BlogHer conference. This year was no different, as 12 readers took to the stage to share their written words with their voices. Sometimes they trembled due to the weight and emotion of the piece, but these strong, well-written, and well-spoken women stood at that podium and spoke their truth. Additionally, we honored all of our winners for our first ever Photos of the Year with three amazing photographers present on stage.

Voices and Photos of the Year

Please take the time to watch each of these videos. These women deserve an additional round of applause for not just writing what they wrote, but standing on a stage and giving voice to their blog. Thank you, each of you.

First up, let's check these photographers, shall we?

Photos of the Year

Winners:


NEXT: {PARRI SONTAG} -->

Parri Sontag

Reader in Humor for Leisure Suits, Braces, and Beanies: My Life as a Dodge Ball Target. Parri blogs at Her Royal Thighness, and you can follow her on Twitter or Facebook.


NEXT: {KRISTIN VANDERHEY SHAW} -->

Kristin Vanderhey Shaw

Reader in Heart for More than Words. Kristin blogs at Two Cannoli, and you can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


NEXT: {TAMMY SOONG} -->

Tammy Soong

Reader in Humor for First Reason Not to Get a Tattoo: Your Mom Probably Has One. Tammy blogs at World's Worst Moms, and you can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Note: Video forthcoming.


NEXT: {A'DRIANE NIEVES} -->

A'Driane Nieves

Reader in Op Ed for America's Not Here for Us. A'Driane blogs at Butterfly Confessions, and you can follow her on Facebook.


NEXT: {MEREDITH BLAND} -->

Meredith Bland

Reader in Humor for 9 Awesome Things About Having a Physical Disability. Meredith blogs at Pile of Babies, and you can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


NEXT: {JANELLE HANCHETT} -->

Janelle Hanchett

Reader in Op Ed for We Don't Start with Needles in Our Arms. Janelle blogs at Renegade Mothering, and you can follow her on Facebook.


NEXT: {PHYLLIS MYUNG} -->

Phyllis Myung

Reader in Op Ed for Sometimes, I Still Wish I Was White. Phyllis blogs at The Napkin Hoarder, and you can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


NEXT: {ASHLEY GARRETT} -->

Ashley Garrett

Reader in Exploration for It's All One Life. Ashley blogs at Baddest Mother Ever, and you can follow her on Facebook.


NEXT: {AUGUST MCLAUGHLIN} -->

August McLaughlin

Reader in Heart for My Big Brindle Heart: A Love Story. August blogs at Girl Boner, and you can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


NEXT: {GRACE SANDRA} -->

Grace Sandra

Reader in Exploration for Letting the Stupid Little Ni**er Go. Grace blogs at Grace Sandra, and you can follow her on Facebook.


NEXT: {JENNA HATFIELD} -->

Jenna Hatfield

Reader in Heart for The Bridge That Is Any Bridge. Jenna blogs at Stop, Drop and Blog, and you can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


NEXT: {LISA PAGE ROSENBERG} -->

Lisa Page Rosenberg

Reader in Exploration for The View from Here. Lisa blogs at Smacksy, and you can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

If you'd like to view more video, you can check it out here. You can also read our session notes and official photos.

 

BlogHer Editor Jenna Hatfield (@FireMom) blogs at Stop, Drop and Blog.

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