Getting Your First (Great) Book Deal

Moderator: Rita Arens, BlogHer and Surrender, Dorothy Speakers: Ali Eteraz, aliEteraz.com
 Kamy Wicoff, She Writes
 Laura Mazer, Perseus Books 
Neeti Madan, Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. Rita: Ali Eteraz, he’s a memoirist and short story author. And Neeti, you just heard Jenny talk about, she is Jenny’s agent. And Kamy who is an novelist and is with She Writes. And Laura with Perseus Books. ...more
Rita Arens Broke... part of the 'fun' of being a writer. ;-) more

Getting Your First (Great) Book Deal

Moderator: Rita Arens, BlogHer and Surrender, Dorothy Speakers: Ali Eteraz, aliEteraz.com
 Kamy Wicoff, She Writes
 Laura Mazer, Perseus Books 
Neeti Madan, Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. Rita: Ali Eteraz, he’s a memoirist and short story author. And Neeti, you just heard Jenny talk about, she is Jenny’s agent. And Kamy who is an novelist and is with She Writes. And Laura with Perseus Books. ...more
Interesting discussion on options. As someone who is headed toward sending out my first query, ... more

Loving Beyond Gender: What Dating A Woman Taught Me About Dating Men

Long before I met my first girlfriend, I knew I had within me the capacity to love beyond gender.  I am attracted to every form; all our expressions of masculine and feminine. When I would tell people, they ask me to pick- surely I prefer one.  “I don’t,” I’ve insisted.There was a period where despite my insistence, I couldn’t quite be sure....more
Nice to grow in ways unexpected. Sometimes how we get there is painful, but it's nice to look ... more

Should Employer Insurance Cover Birth Control? Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

In one of the most anticipated decisions this year, the Supreme Court announced Monday morning that companies cannot be forced to provide insurance coverage for contraception that violates the owner’s religious beliefs. The high court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby, the most famous plaintiff to seek exemption from providing birth control on grounds that it's against the company's religion. ...more
Yeah, actually it does. You don't ever see men's reproductive rights on the negotiating table. more

Should Employer Insurance Cover Birth Control? Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

In one of the most anticipated decisions this year, the Supreme Court announced Monday morning that companies cannot be forced to provide insurance coverage for contraception that violates the owner’s religious beliefs. The high court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby, the most famous plaintiff to seek exemption from providing birth control on grounds that it's against the company's religion. ...more
The real solution here is to disconnect health care from employers altogether and make it single ... more

Should Employer Insurance Cover Birth Control? Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

In one of the most anticipated decisions this year, the Supreme Court announced Monday morning that companies cannot be forced to provide insurance coverage for contraception that violates the owner’s religious beliefs. The high court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby, the most famous plaintiff to seek exemption from providing birth control on grounds that it's against the company's religion. ...more
I'm glad the afternoon found me having my eyebrows tweaked by an electrologist. If Scalia or ... more

As a Former Planned Parenthood Escort, I'm Cheering the New Hampshire Buffer Law

On Tuesday, we celebrated a little big victory. Our state committed to the safety of all who make use of, pass by, live near, or even object to reproductive health clinics.  At a time when the United States trends toward more restrictions on the right of reproductive choices, one state just went the other way: New Hampshire....more
survivelivethrive  I did. NH is reviewing the law, but it likely doesn't stand as is. We'll have ... more

Don't Tell My Fifth Grader To 'Grow A Pair'

I hated 5th grade. I spent the year hiding from a bully who stated on day one of school that she was going to beat me up because I wore barrettes. She got her friends to taunt and torment me, causing me to spend the rest of the year terrified she’d make good on her promise. My bullying experience pales in comparison to what many kids go through, but it affected me and made for an incredibly stressful year that left me riddled with fear and anxiety....more
theempressandthefool  Yes, there are hurts in life, and kids need to learn to cope with them. ... more

Don't Tell My Fifth Grader To 'Grow A Pair'

I hated 5th grade. I spent the year hiding from a bully who stated on day one of school that she was going to beat me up because I wore barrettes. She got her friends to taunt and torment me, causing me to spend the rest of the year terrified she’d make good on her promise. My bullying experience pales in comparison to what many kids go through, but it affected me and made for an incredibly stressful year that left me riddled with fear and anxiety....more
It is systemic, and how I hate the term 'grow a pair', as if relative toughness has any ... more

HelloFlo's"First Moon Party" Ad Got Periods Right, Parenting Wrong

HelloFlo—a start-up that offers a starter kit of supplies and information about menstruation for young women, as well as subscriptions for monthly care packages—went viral last year with the very funny video "The Camp Gyno," about a girl who is the first to get her period while at summer camp. ...more
Africanfoodlover  Sometimes there are good points of discussion to be had over something ... more