It's (Not) a Scandal: Watch Demetria Lucas Interview Kerry Washington

Demetria Lucas, A Belle in Brooklyn, took to the main stage at BlogHer '14 and interviewed Kerry Washington, Emmy-nominated actress, activist, and mom. These two women brought down the house. Their stellar personalities played so well off one another on stage, asking and answering the questions fans wanted to know....more
It doesn't happen often when the interviewer and the person being interviewed are having a real ...more

Preserving Online Content: Notes from the Geek Bar at BlogHer '14

In preparing to lead a Geek Bar session about Preserving Your Online Content, I posted some notes on how to do this—and some background on why I felt this was an important topic for BlogHer '14— on my blog, Obi-Wan Kimberly Is Your Only Hope. I'm duplicating the technical notes here for the entire BlogHer community....more

What It Means to Be a Public Blogger: danah boyd's Hard Truth

[Editor's Note: The following is an edited transcript of danah boyd's 10 x 10 project presentation at BlogHer '14. This post first appeared on Medium.]...more
Thanks for the thoughtful insights and a blogging history lesson. Your article hits on several ...more

(Video) Kara Swisher On The Next Internet

BlogHer '14 keynote interviewer Kara Swisher, American technology columnist, author, and Co-CEO of Revere Digital, says we shouldn’t focus on the technology, per se. Instead, we should be talking more about what it does and how it can solve major societal challenges. ...more

Jory Des Jardins Interviews Andra Liemandt From the Band The Mrs

BlogHer did something this year at BlogHer’14 that it has never done before: launch a single. ...more

You Look So Marvelous in the Official Photos from BlogHer '14!

Seriously. You looked amazing at BlogHer '14. Know how I know? I mean, other than the fact that I saw you there, doing your thing, owning your words, and being generally awesome? Well, the official pictures from Danielle Tsi Photography are in, and goodness, she captured our best sides. As she always does. ...more

Is "Pretty" A Privilege? Thoughts from #BlogHer14

Being “pretty,” which I define as fitting society’s definition of physical attractiveness, is an odd thing. Writing about it feels even odder, particularly since I don’t feel more attractive than others. For many years, I felt ugly and awkward. I still occasionally feel that way....more
I have often thought that conventionally beautiful young people need to be given lessons in how ...more

The Recap of BlogHer '14 Recaps: You Write, We Listen, Everyone Learns

You know what bloggers do after a conference? They blog about that conference. We've been reading all of your recaps; laughing with you, crying with you, engaging in very important conversations, learning from you, getting shoe crushes with you. We chose ten little bits of wisdom—funny or poignant or somewhere in between—to share with you today. ...more
This was my first BlogHer conference and I had a fantastic time getting out of my comfort zone ...more

How 125 Bloggers Surprised Katherine Stone at BlogHer '14

A few months ago, I was quietly added to a secret group online with a singular mission: come up with a way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Katherine Stone’s life saving website, Postpartum Progress. Created by A'Driane Nieves, a mental health blogger (and 2014 VOTY reader), the group quickly grew to over 125 people. ...more
postpartumprog Yes, so amazing! Had me in tears. You deserve it so very much!more

I Didn't Find My Tribe at BlogHer '14

I found my village. Seems that it has become pretty popular to write about, or talk about, finding one's "tribe." Finding a like-minded group to which to belong. A group that thinks in ways similar to you; or rallies around a cause or champions a segment of society. In the blogging world, seems a "tribe" can be expressed as "mom bloggers," or "food bloggers," "one-cause bloggers (i.e. breast cancer), or "women of ___" [certain ethnicity]. And there seems to be great value in this for those who belong to such. ...more
This is such a great perspective. The only place I felt like I belonged to a tribe was in the ...more