I Wish I'd Never Told Her To Hurry

She turned sixteen yesterday. She's no longer the sweet chubby-faced baby I knew so well. I knew every inch of her, in the knowing way of mothers, from the curls that swooped around her curving ears to her fat little toes I kissed each morning. I knew her quirks and her desires, how she liked her oatmeal and how her brother made her squeal. She made me beam with just her existence. And her face would light up like a mirror of mine when she saw me. ...more
Me too, me too, me too... more

Tig Notaro To Host 2016 Oscars

An open letter to the people looking for a new Oscar host: Now, let me start by saying that I don't have a problem with Neil Patrick Harris. This letter is STRICTLY an attempt to procure work for myself and if that means bumping this dude out of the way next year, then so be it. And so without further ado— Here are the top 11 reasons why I am the obvious choice to host the 2016 Oscars: ...more
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How The Academy Awards Lived Up To The #OscarsSoWhite Hashtag

After winning Best Supporting Actress for her role as a single mother in Boyhood, Patricia Arquette said one of the boldest feminist statements I've ever heard at the Oscars. But her comments afterward, along with so many other elements of the show, left a lot of people shaking our heads....more
GREAT wrap-up Grace. BOOM: "I'm more concerned that casual remarks at high-profile events like ... more

An Open Letter to My 3 Extraordinary Brown Girls #womenslives

Nancy, thank you. This post is beautiful. I can only imagine how proud your girls are of you. ... more

You're Invited: SheKnows Media and PRI Announce News Incubator #womenslives

Hi everyone: I'm excited to announce—and to invite you to join—the #womenslives initiative, a media partnership between Public Radio International (PRI) and SheKnows Media, BlogHer's parent company....more
shabbychicboho Terri, wonderful news! I'm so glad - thanks for your promotion of Congresswoman ... more

You're Invited: SheKnows Media and PRI Announce News Incubator #womenslives

Hi everyone: I'm excited to announce—and to invite you to join—the #womenslives initiative, a media partnership between Public Radio International (PRI) and SheKnows Media, BlogHer's parent company....more
elizof Great to meet you -- and thank you for your powerful post advocating for heart health, ... more

You're Invited: SheKnows Media and PRI Announce News Incubator #womenslives

Hi everyone: I'm excited to announce—and to invite you to join—the #womenslives initiative, a media partnership between Public Radio International (PRI) and SheKnows Media, BlogHer's parent company....more
Jane Perdue WOW, Jane, I just read your post "3 Bad Boy Myths About Power". You sure have advice ... more

You're Invited: SheKnows Media and PRI Announce News Incubator #womenslives

Hi everyone: I'm excited to announce—and to invite you to join—the #womenslives initiative, a media partnership between Public Radio International (PRI) and SheKnows Media, BlogHer's parent company....more
This Caring Heart Great to meet you Wendy! Thank you. I love the "About" page on your blog. I ... more

You're Invited: SheKnows Media and PRI Announce News Incubator #womenslives

Hi everyone: I'm excited to announce—and to invite you to join—the #womenslives initiative, a media partnership between Public Radio International (PRI) and SheKnows Media, BlogHer's parent company....more
Lovebabz I meet your high-five with a hug! It''s been too long. Excited to hear your thoughts ... more

You're Invited: SheKnows Media and PRI Announce News Incubator #womenslives

Hi everyone: I'm excited to announce—and to invite you to join—the #womenslives initiative, a media partnership between Public Radio International (PRI) and SheKnows Media, BlogHer's parent company....more
AlisonSWLee Thank you! I love your blog motto: "When Life Gives You Words...Write." Amen. more