I cannot, for the life of me, find a blogher badge for my site???

I cannot, for the life of me, find a blogher badge for my site??? ...more

Thank you Denise. :) more

What Happens When You Ask People Not to Say "Retard"

Let's say you have a child with disabilities who has cognitive delays, and when people jokingly use the word "retard" to call someone stupid, it bothers you. Let's say that in honor of Spread The Word To End The Word day, you decide to do a little project: For a few days you will message people on Twitter who use the word "retard" and let them know the r-word is derogatory to people with disabilities. You don't actually expect the word to disappear anytime soon or that people will instantly chop it out of their vocabularies. But maybe, just maybe, you can raise a little awareness. ...more

What and inspiring experiment you did.

There are so many words people use daily, which I ... more

Black History Month: Why I Identify as Black

Undercover Black Woman* is one of several potential names for my autobiography. It refers to the fact that I look white but identify as black. I say identify because race is not a fact of biology but a construct that varies across cultures, societies and nations. ...more

In re-reading my posts around this topic I realize they are less about my story and more about ... more

Best Secret Hotels? Tell me!

I love stumbling across online articles that give me the inside scoop when it comes to the best deals in travel, or really, anything with the word “secret” in it! I feel like I am in on the inside scoop, regardless of whether this story of tips and secrets was just blasted all over the internet!...more

My favorite B&B is "The Secret Garden" in Santa Barbara, CA. It has small cottages and some have ... more

Black History Month: Why I Identify as Black

Undercover Black Woman* is one of several potential names for my autobiography. It refers to the fact that I look white but identify as black. I say identify because race is not a fact of biology but a construct that varies across cultures, societies and nations. ...more

Hi there! I identify with much of what you said and actually posted a very similar blog on this. ... more

An Epic: Men Women Friends Fury

My husband has a girlfriend, or rather, my husband has a girl friend, and I'm not as "coolly unconcerned" as I was the first ten years of our relationship.   In fact, as I type this, I'm angry.  ...more

Hi there...sorry for the long comment...

Your post intrigued me even before I read it because ... more

A Ban on Brown Hobbits and a Protest of Black Superheroes

Last month, a casting agent for Peter Jackson’s latest film, an adaptation of The Hobbit was fired after he dismissed an actor for being "too dark" to play a hobbit. This month, a group is protesting the casting of Black British actor Idris Elba in the movie Thor. These are fictional -- fantasy -- characters. What gives?...more

Hi there. Thank you for this post. Ever since the Lord of the Rings series came out, my BF and I ... more

Week 2: Explore BlogHer.com and Win an iPad!

Last week we invited you to take a look around our redesigned homepage. We love the feedback you gave us and now we'd like to share some of our features beyond the homepage. And, since we are still in a jolly giving mood, this week we want to give you a chance to win an iPad! ...more

I have lurked around BlogHer for over a year, but it was the Conference section that spurred me ... more

Own Your Beauty: On Being Multi-Racial in the Racist, Rural South

So what could I do? My 12-year old self became obsessed with beauty. Surely if I could be graceful enough, lovely enough, I would be good enough over-all. I would be accepted. I stayed in on weekends and studied Cosmo magazines and Seventeen and whatever else I could get my hands on to figure out the perfect makeup, the perfect hair, the perfect charm and carriage. I practiced my facial expressions in the mirror until I could arch one eybrow perfectly and smile brightly, showing off my white teeth and green eyes (something that was often commented upon - "are those your REAL eyes?") ...more

Hi Charis,

Thank you for your post. Although I grew up in a relatively progressive New ... more