Bullycide Prevention: 3 Steps for Parents & Lessons from Groundbreaking Nonviolence Activists

The wave of shocking suicides by young adults, teens and tweens, who were allegedly being bullied and sexual harassed, have many parents, schools and communities reeling about how to stop the tide. When a rash of troubling behavior — and tragic outcomes — such as this hits, it's natural for parents, role models and youth alike to feel outraged or even powerless. ...more

Thank you for all the thoughtful comments. I know change is hard. All things worth committing to ... more

Bullycide Prevention: 3 Steps for Parents & Lessons from Groundbreaking Nonviolence Activists

The wave of shocking suicides by young adults, teens and tweens, who were allegedly being bullied and sexual harassed, have many parents, schools and communities reeling about how to stop the tide. When a rash of troubling behavior — and tragic outcomes — such as this hits, it's natural for parents, role models and youth alike to feel outraged or even powerless. ...more

We'll be in Washington D.C. spreading respect Oct. 25-30, including a more

Losing My Parents, Losing My Voice

I've been trying to start a blog for a couple months now. In theory, this should be no big deal. I used to have one, for six years. And I'm a natural-born oversharer. I've brazenly talked about my failures as a wife and as a single parent on morning TV. My Facebook status updates have been a detailed record of life's minutiae, from the delight of freshly highlighted hair to the irritation of traffic jams. And once a month in the editor's letter of the magazine I ran for six years, I'd craft a simple piece, whether about my promises not to overschedule and overanticipate for the holidays or about my sense of loss for having had only one child, that would resonate with the 10 million women who might read it....more

Stacy,
Weird to write you here--there is that "public" thing again. But I wanted to say that ... more

BlogHer Podcast: Courtney Macavinta Spoke with Dominique Dawes about Body Image

Courtney Macavinta of Respect RX spoke with Dominique Dawes about gymnastics, body image and self esteem.Dominique, 31, was the first African-American woman to win an individual medal in gymnastics, having won bronze in the floor exercise at the ’96 Games, the second of her third Olympics. She was recently named – along with her teammates on the “Magnificent Seven” from 1996 – to the United States Olympic Committee’s Hall of Fame and will be inducted in June.Listen to the podcast with this player or download it by right clicking this link and selecting "save as": Courtney Macavinta Spoke with Dominique Dawes about Body Image. ...more

Hey Lisa--Thanks!

And I just wanted to thank everyone for your fabulous, thoughtful ... more