My Flawed but Authentic Portrait Session

One of the things I mentioned in my All about BlogHer post was that I was able to visit the Flawed but Authentic suite. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I knew that they were planning to take photographs for an upcoming portrait book called Flawed but Authentic, Embracing Myself....more

BlogHer14 Changed My Life So I May Now Help Change Others

The BlogHer 10th Anniversary conference provided so many opportunities to be inspired. As a first-time attendee, I experienced a dizzying number of sessions from which to choose. On Friday afternoon, I decided to attend the session entitled Deep Blogging – Non-Profit Boards: How and Why to Join One. I’m still not sure why. But in my transition from practicing attorney to dedicated advocate, it felt right somehow....more

Thoughts on #BlogHer14

I never posted it, but I had drafted a post about BlogHer14 anticipation that I was going to schedule for the Thursday I’d be traveling to San Jose.I re-read it the day I returned home and I wanted to cry....more

10 Unconventional Take-Aways from #BlogHer14

Yes, I’m home.  Along with 1800+ women (and a few men) that are going through the process of re-entry (#ReEntrySucks) in to their every day lives.  For me, I’m struggling.  Struggling to write something profound and heartfelt regarding my experience at #BlogHer14.  All I have left in me is silliness.  What heartfelt thoughts I did have made it in to my post for Chicago Parent that you can read HERE.  And since I wrote the ...more

Showing up at BlogHer14 and a DIY Poem

From the moment I registered, to this moment, BlogHer14 was about showing up as a real blogger. Blogging itself isn’t new to me, but my new venture, fifty|fifty vision, was my deep dive into the blogosphere of connectivity, monetization, and hopeful book deals.I had no idea where I fit, or where I even wanted to fit, and BlogHer14 was how I intended to figure it out....more

BlogHer14: My Whole Experience Shoved in One Post... from Outfits to Almost Body-Checking Rev Run

If you’re curious about what I ALMOST named this post and how it went wrong (so, so wrong), check out my Facebook post. Also, while you’re over there… click “like” on my page because every time I get a new fan I do a weird little dance. And maybe I’ll make a video for you, because one thing I learned at BlogHer is that I need to start making videos…...more

Drowning.... Part 1

Renegade BlogHer14 Party

I’m not kidding, these ladies broke out Mad Men champagne cocktails, I brought my own Petite Sirah, and who knows what else was happening. Serious.  Good times....more