BlogHer's 10x10 Presenters: 13 Bloggers Who Will Inspire You

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The 10x10 Project aims to bring the BlogHer community's reflections on the past ten years and predictions for the future to life online and onsite at BlogHer '14.

We want to create a wonderful record of all that we've seen and done, shared (and maybe deleted) together as part of this community. What our 10x10 community members have in common is that they are representative of so many who have made significant contributions to, had impact on, or been inspired and/or supported as part of the BlogHer community, and as creative citizens of the Internet.

Get to know our 10x10 presenters below!

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Morra Aarons-Mele

Morra was BlogHer's very first political consultant and the founder of Women Online, a consulting firm for companies, not-for-profits and political campaigns seeking to mobilize women online. She is the co-founder of the non-profit Role/Reboot. During the 2004 Presidential Election, Morra was the Director of Internet Marketing for the Democratic National Committee.

Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie is an award-winning writer and digital strategist who believes in using the power of technology for social change. A 10-year blogging veteran, she is the voice behind Awesomely Luvvie, an entertainment and humor blog that covers everything pop culture – from TV to movies to life’s random adventures. Awesomely Techie is where she talks about all things geekdom.

Luvvie is also co-founder and Executive Director of The Red Pump Project, a national nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls.

Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer runs the successful food blog Simply Recipes, which uses many of the recipes and methods of her parents, focusing primarily on home cooking with whole foods in season. She strongly believes that everyone should know how to cook and loves teaching the children of her friends the joys of cooking.

Elise has been featured in The Sacremento Bee, Forbes, The London Times, Chicago Tribune, Redbook, Fitness Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe and Time magazine, among others.

danah boyd

danah boyd is a social scientist at Microsoft Research and a research associate at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. In her research, she examines everyday practices involving social media, with specific attention to youth participation. Lately, she has been focused on issues related to privacy, publicity, and visibility. She is the author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens and the co-author of Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media. She is currently co-directing the Youth and Media Policy Working Group, funded by the MacArthur Foundation. She blogs at

Shannon Des Roches Rosa

Shannon Des Roches Rosa is the BlogHer Contributing Editor on parenting children with special needs. She has three children, one with autism, and has been writing about parenting and autism since 2003 at She's a co-founder and senior editor at  Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. Her work as an autism parenting and iPad advocate has been profiled in The New York Times, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Wall Street Journal, Redbook, PBS Parents, SF Weekly, and SF Gate.

Barb Dybwad

Barb Dybwad is currently the head of business development for top tech destinations Engadget, Joystiq, and TUAW at AOL Tech. Her work has appeared in Forbes,, CNN, ABC News, USA Today, and Yahoo News among others, and she is a regular speaker at industry events focused on topics in the fields of social media, technology, gaming, mobile, and virtual worlds. Barb is a musician, information junkie, traveler, and gamer who enjoys being distracted by funny cats on the internet and following an obscene number of topics in scitech and beyond. She lives in the San Francisco Bay by way of Los Angeles and Ithaca, NY.


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