What Got Me to Run for State Legislature

Five months ago, I ran for a seat in the Hawaii State Legislature. ...more
I worked for a politician post College and ever since I was young I was constantly being urged ... more

#BlogHer15 Closing Party, Brought to You by McDonalds, and Featuring Special Guests! (UPDATED)

Today, we are thrilled to announce the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us closing party!...more
Elisa Camahort Got my pass, just wasn't sure if I needed to register for the closing party, ... more

#BlogHer15 Closing Party, Brought to You by McDonalds, and Featuring Special Guests! (UPDATED)

Today, we are thrilled to announce the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us closing party!...more
I can't figure out where to sign up, any links I follow lead me to my main registration page, ... more

It's Okay If You Don't Want to Be a Parent

“This above all: to thine own self be true”. – William Shakespeare...more
I have never wanted children and have NO fertility issues. I am so tired of explaining to every ... more

Announcing #BlogHer15 in New York City, July 16-18, 2015!

What do you do after you celebrate the 10th Anniversary of your annual conference, in your home town, with celebs like Kerry Washington and Jenny Lawson, and community initiatives like the Voices of the Year and the 10x10 Project, closing it all out with a mad dance party, hosted by Rev Run himself? Well, if you're us, you plan on turning it up to 11 for our 11th annual BlogHer Conference!! ...more
HELP! I may have flu brain today, but where do we grab BlogHer '15 blog badges? I tried the ... 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
Just getting here, the FLU kicked my butt and the 104 degree fevers have not been conducive to ... more

I'm More Than "Just a Stripper"

 Please find below my response to an experience that is unfortunately quite common for pole dancers like myself. The details are specific to my most recent “Regina George”, but after a number of years of being deeply in love with this sport, the mean girls all tend to blend together.Dear “Regina George”,The other day you called me out for being “just a stripper”. I was offended, but not for the reasons you think.“Just”A few questions for context, if you please:Who are you to limit me, exactly?...more
I stumbled on this post by accident, but after recently having a family member say 'you're just ... more

Surprise! Your Instagram Photos are Being Used for Marketing

Another day, another story in the Wall Street Journal of how the photos we post to our social media accounts are being used without our knowledge.  That picture of your first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte of the season, your kid eating Pringles, that Diet Coke can in your hand at the neighbourhood picnic: they're all being rounded up by companies such as Ditto Labs and used to know more about you so companies can best target ads or conduct research. ...more
Melissa Ford wegotkidz <-at least the watermark will drive folks to your site. Watermarking ... more

How I Discovered That It's Not About Sofia Vergara

Some days ago I wrote a post about Sofia Vergara and how I thought she was basically bad publicity for "latina" women.  However,  through a comment and some further discussion about the topic with friends  I've come to discover that Sofia isn't the guilty party here....more
I have the same issues regarding the typecasting of Latinas in Hollywood so I do understand your ... more

The Most Important Blogging Lessons: Advice From 18 Veteran Bloggers

As part of our tenth anniversary Selfiebration extravaganza this year, we chatted on Twitter yesterday with a few of the speakers for BlogHer's 10x10 Project: Alexandra Rosas, Deb Rox, Doug French, Kelly Wickham, and Shann ...more
This post inspired my most recent pinterest board - All things Blogging - 'Blogspiration' ... more