Community - The Whole Is Not Merely Equal To The Sum Of Its Parts

What some of you might not know (or even suspect) after meeting me at #BlogHer14 is that I suffer from severe anxiety. If I hung out with you at all during this year's conference in San Jose, you'll probably be scratching your head on that one. The reality is, at times my anxiety in public and social settings is almost crippling....more
Next time we meet, there will be boob signing. more

The Other Side of the Weight Spectrum: Being Too Thin

This is not a pity party. I am relatively healthy, of sound mind (albeit occasionally debatable). I love myself, I do. I practice self worth in front of my girls, never complain about my [under]weight. I am happy and free and in love with my body in front of them. Oh, I can give the performance you've never imagined. But inside my head? Ugly. Skinny. Tittyless. Meatless. You're always cold because you don't have enough meat on your bones. No one wants you. Your husband is pretending. Your girls are destined to follow the skinny path. Make them some potatoes. ...more
Arnebya I hear you. I'm one of the scrawny ones; for most of my adult life I've been considered ... more

UPDATE: BlogHer '13 Venue, Transportation, and Schedules: Simplifying Y/Our Lives!

Hi everyone! Today I have an announcement about a change in where various programming tracks will take place between our two venues (the McCormick Place Convention Center and the Chicago Sheraton Hotel). We hope most of you will be quite happy about this change, and that it will simplify your conference-going life and our conference-planning life! [Insert drum roll here.] We are now planning to move ALL break-out programming on Friday and Saturday to a newly-acquired section of the McCormick Place Convention Center. ...more
Is this updated in the app yet? more

Announcing: The 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Six weeks + 2,600 submissions + 15 committee members = The 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year! (Affectionately known as #VOTY.)This year's VOTY submission process has been a magnificent journey through the hearts and minds of the blogosphere. We are so excited to honor these 100 bloggers -- writers, speakers, and artists, who have pushed us to think more, feel more, share more, and do more....more
@Toy With Me I'm a hugger. more

Announcing: The 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Six weeks + 2,600 submissions + 15 committee members = The 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year! (Affectionately known as #VOTY.)This year's VOTY submission process has been a magnificent journey through the hearts and minds of the blogosphere. We are so excited to honor these 100 bloggers -- writers, speakers, and artists, who have pushed us to think more, feel more, share more, and do more....more
I'm freaking out. more

An Open Letter to Ann Romney: Stop Misleading Women

An Open Letter to Ann Romney: Stop Misleading WomenDear Mrs. Romney,I’ve got a story for you....more
Powerful article! I'm so relieved about the election results. more

Beneath a Cloudless Sky: Believing in Change

Shortly after we moved into our house in 1996, Luisa and I hung a rainbow flag off the front of our house.  It felt like staking a claim - we were creating a home together - and every day I'd come home from work and smile as I saw that flag fluttering in the wind. And then one day, we came home to find that the flag had been burned. ...more
You nailed it. more

After BlogHer '12 -- What You're Tweeting!

Hopefully you have made your way home -- safely -- from BlogHer '12 and have started the re-entry process into your daily life. I know a large number of you already have, because you're tweeting about what you did, what you liked, what you didn't like, what you learned, and what you've written since the conference. You guys are awesome and we love it all. Today we decided to give readers a broad twitter overview of what people are tweeting since the conference ended. ...more
I did a 5 part recap with my TOON swag. AKA drawings of people I met / saw at BlogHer12. I ... more

After BlogHer '12 -- What You're Tweeting!

Hopefully you have made your way home -- safely -- from BlogHer '12 and have started the re-entry process into your daily life. I know a large number of you already have, because you're tweeting about what you did, what you liked, what you didn't like, what you learned, and what you've written since the conference. You guys are awesome and we love it all. Today we decided to give readers a broad twitter overview of what people are tweeting since the conference ended. ...more
Hallways and traffic areas are great places to meet people - I noticed groups of women ... more

Announcing the Voices of the Year '12 Honorees and Readers!

Today we are pleased and proud to announce the next group of people who will see that view for themselves. It's time to announce the final 2012 BlogHer Voices of the Year!...more
Wow. Totally humbled... more