Jennifer Lawrence's Private, Nude Photos Were Not Leaked

Why is everyone saying that the nude photos published this weekend were "leaked?" Does mis-naming horrible things make us feel better about them? Leaking information to the press may happen in politics or business, but that's not what happened here. ...more
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Would You Give Your Spouse a Hall Pass?

So I had the house to myself tonight, and although I could have done many things, I found myself over on the Huffington Post reading about the failed ALS Ice Bucket Challenges and Sarah Jessica Parker's participation in her friend's weekend wedding, when this story of a cheating suburban mom caught my eye. ...more
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Robin Williams' Brilliance Broke My Heart and Mended It, Again and Again

Celebrities are our Greek gods. We place them on their Olympus with great intention, collecting constellation stories from our stars, sometimes for a season and sometimes for decades. When life’s big events affect our players with marriages, births, deaths, addiction, tragedy, or crime, we take their stories in more deeply, and notice how their stories are woven fast against the cloth of our own lives. We look for ways to understand our own lives through theirs, because it can sometimes help us more than trying to look headlong into our own. ...more
This is so beautiful, and Deb, your writing and insights are so painfully brilliant. As ever and ... more

National Orgasm Day: Come One, Come All!

It's time to celebrate!!July 31 is National Orgasm Day!!Maybe.For several years now, there has been a bit of mostly online-based lore about celebrating orgasms on July 31. There was a website about it at some point, I'm sure, and we know that is all it takes these days to make a holiday real, right? The success of "Steak And Blowjob Day" is credited to the perpetuation of lore via online memes and yes, an official website. Let's just roll with it. ...more
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I Didn't Find My Tribe at BlogHer '14

I found my village. Seems that it has become pretty popular to write about, or talk about, finding one's "tribe." Finding a like-minded group to which to belong. A group that thinks in ways similar to you; or rallies around a cause or champions a segment of society. In the blogging world, seems a "tribe" can be expressed as "mom bloggers," or "food bloggers," "one-cause bloggers (i.e. breast cancer), or "women of ___" [certain ethnicity]. And there seems to be great value in this for those who belong to such. ...more
This is a really brilliant analogy and thank you for writing it! I agree that the overall ... more

Bits of Wisdom and Inspiration from BlogHer '14

We learned a lot at BlogHer '14. We laughed. We cried. We danced. We networked with brands. We made new friends. And, quite often, we sat in the audience as smart, accomplished women shared bits of their stories, bits of their journeys with us. It's that, the sharing, that always makes BlogHer such an amazing experience....more

I'm Bringing My Best B-Girl Stance to the Party. Are YOU?

I'll just come right out with it: I damn near lost my mind when BlogHer announced that Rev. Run is appearing at next week's closing party at BlogHer 14.   ...more
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BlogHer '14 Closing Keynote: Meet Us at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Feminism & the Internet

For many years we've programmed conversations at BlogHer conferences that talk about leveraging our online platforms for good. Those conversations are designed to be equal measures inspiration and instigation. This year, in fact, we have an amazing break-out panel scheduled entitled Going Beyond "Armchair Activism." Because there are certainly those who think conversations on the web and "hashtag activism" don't really effect change....more
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Work/Life Balance: SOLVED! By President Obama and a Coalition of Changemakers

Today I missed hearing Michelle Obama speak on the topic of the eternal push-pull between work and family at the White House Summit on Working Families. I missed her because I needed to be on a train from DC back to New York and my home and my son before my babysitter expires for the evening. This small sacrifice I had to make strikes me as being somehow perfect. I am sure Michelle would approve. ...more
It was amazing, and it made me feel hopeful. It also made me feel angry at how our Congress has ... more

Mommy Blogging Remains a Radical Act

In 2005 at the original BlogHer, Alice Bradley declared mommy blogging a radical act. By 2009, Lindsay Ferrier and others declared that ship sailed....more
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