Ani DiFranco Fans, Duck Dynasty, and Racial Privilege

You either laugh, smirk or roll your eyes, but it could happen. After all, a month ago, did you think one of the most beloved icons of feminist queer music folklore, Ani DiFranco, would organize a (really expensive) retreat on a plantation? Yes, a plantation -- as in the antebellum Louisiana South....more
Yeah, her statement is classic deflection. Sure, she feels bad, but hey we ALL should feel bad. ...more

Ani DiFranco Fans, Duck Dynasty, and Racial Privilege

You either laugh, smirk or roll your eyes, but it could happen. After all, a month ago, did you think one of the most beloved icons of feminist queer music folklore, Ani DiFranco, would organize a (really expensive) retreat on a plantation? Yes, a plantation -- as in the antebellum Louisiana South....more
I was blown away by this when I caught wind of it on Twitter this morning. Have you READ the ...more

Introducing the 10x10 Project! Part of the 10th Anniversary BlogHer Conference Celebration

Today we're excited to announce a new initiative to celebrate our 10th Anniversary BlogHer '14 Conference, and YOU... since we always have and always will call BlogHer events "the conference the community built"!We call this new initative The 10x10 Project, and here is the background:...more
SunbonnetSmart.com Thanks Sunbonnet :)more

Introducing the 10x10 Project! Part of the 10th Anniversary BlogHer Conference Celebration

Today we're excited to announce a new initiative to celebrate our 10th Anniversary BlogHer '14 Conference, and YOU... since we always have and always will call BlogHer events "the conference the community built"!We call this new initative The 10x10 Project, and here is the background:...more
tiglesia What a great story! I give that advice every year to SXSW attendees too. With so much ...more

Menu for a Vegan Thanksgiving

After writing my post on how to transition to a meatless Thanksgiving, the time was right to post some vegan menu options for your Thanksgiving spread. (The comments on that post have been so interesting. I hope that you'll head over there and chime in if you haven't already!) ...more
I just clicked through to about TEN of these recipes. Thanks so much for the round-up!more

11 Bits of Wisdom From Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life

After I read in the New York Times that The Golden Notebook author Doris Lessing, who won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, passed away this morning, I turned to rereading some of her writings and interviews. I hope you'll enjoy these little wisdoms I've collected....more
Thanks for pulling these together. Great quotes. I especially am intrigued by your last bullet ...more

BlogHer & Creating A Future History of Now

*submitted for  Voice Of The Year - VOTY14 .  If you think it worthy, vote here.*...more
Linda Anselmi Thank you :) And you know, next year we should totally figure out how VOTYs can ...more

BlogHer & Creating A Future History of Now

*submitted for  Voice Of The Year - VOTY14 .  If you think it worthy, vote here.*...more
Love this, and I make this point all the time. History has long been dominated by tales of war, ...more

Kitchen Tip: Blend in a Mason Jar

I, of course, am an avid preserver, and therefore we have approximately 1 million mason jars in our condo. If you believe Pinterest, there are 1 million uses for them. However, I don't see the value in painting them or turning them into cutesy votive holders or what have you. I use them for canning and storing dry goods, and that's about it. ...more
Mind=Blown indeed!more

BlogHer '14: Book Your Hotel Room Today

Editor's Note: The Marriott is essentially sold out as of April 2, 2014. Please book your hotel at one of our other amazing hotels. You have three options, all of which still have room for you and your best blogging friends! -Jenna. A few weeks ago, Elisa announced our 10th annual BlogHer conference in San Jose and let you know you could register immediately. Today, I am sharing our hotel information, so you can book your room at the lowest rate possible for BlogHer '14. ...more
poweredbymom There's no link because for right now you need to call. The phone number and group ...more