Banish Your Family And Prepare Yourself Because The Purple One Is On SNL This Weekend

I have instructed my family to get all their requests in on Saturday before 11:28 p.m. because by 11:30 I’ll be in a trance. I need those two minutes to mentally prepare for the beginning of a Saturday Night Live that won’t soon be forgotten, an SNL that will include (deep, meditating breath) Prince. Did that register in your mind? If so, did you flap your hands before fanning your face trying to get your blood pressure under control? ...more
Aww dang it. I gotta wait for a rerun! more

Fried Green Tomatoes and a Rear-Kicking Sauce

I made Fried Green Tomatoes to go with my rear-kicking Hatch Chile Aïoli, but you can serve this full-flavored sauce with fish or chicken... or add a spoonful or two on top of fresh-steamed vegetables to give them a spark. ...more
Been looking for a good fried green tomatoes recipe. Thx. more

How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating enchantment with my favorite salad of all time? No. ...more
That looks delicious. more

Announcing the Next BlogHer '14 Keynote Speaker: Actor and Activist Kerry Washington

Imagine me wearing a white Olivia Pope trenchcoat and a fabulous smoky eye as I deliver this awesome news: Kerry Washington, actor, activist, style icon, and mom-to-be, will be joining us at BlogHer '14 to talk about her work, her causes, and the power of her social platform to amplify both....more
Man, I wish I has attended. I better get to work on '15 now before tix sell out. more

What Maya Angelou Knew

It is a gray and misty day, hovering somewhere between lovely and lonely. I am sitting on my train, riding into the city, as to my right the Hudson river looms, placid and colorless, doing its best imitation of a lake. ...more
Maya was an inspiration and will always been remembered not only for her words but her delivery. ... more

Are Bloggers Afraid To Talk About Sex?

I'm a sex writer.  Well, I'm more than simply a sex writer, but I'm very open about the fact that I  write about sex-related topics in my blog and in other media. I have no problem with being known as a "Sex Writer" mainly because I feel that women have the right to speak openly about sex from a sex-positive point of view, rather than a shaming one. I encourage women to speak freely about their sexuality, sexual identity, and yes, sexual behavior. I recognize, however, that doing so publicly can be rather daunting. ...more
I have thought about blogging about sex, dating and relationships but thought it would be best ... more

I Was Racially Profiled and This is What I Did

This morning, after I dropped the girls off at school, I donned my mom uniform (jeans, t-shirt, flip-flops, purse and sunglasses) and went out to run some errands. I needed to get them done and get home before noon because this weekend has the potential to be just ridiculously crazy-busy. I need to get prepared. So, off I went.       ...more
I hope they learned a valuable lesson as well. I hope they realized that while they have their ... more

Wear Red Tomorrow to Raise Awareness for Women's Heart Health

Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness on women's heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and it disproportionally kills more women than men. A few of the editors at BlogHer threw on some of our favourite red things and listed out ways that we're taking care of our hearts this February. We'd love for you to join along. Just (1) post a picture of yourself wearing something red on your blog or your favourite social media site, (2) say a few words about what you do to protect your heart health, and (3) come here and leave a link to the post in the comment section. ...more
Luv the red! more

14 Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts After You Publish

When you are working on a blog post and your hard work is finished, you click on "publish" and let your masterpiece go live, BUT you are not done yet! There are many steps you need to take to promote that post! All of the traffic coming to your blog will arrive by what you are doing to that post afterwards. The more you promote it, the more traffic and views you will get. Here are some steps you should be doing to every blog post to get maximum exposure! ...more
Thanks for the tips. I do use most of these but I don't use them enough, I think. So I will have ... more

The Official BlogHer Olympic Team Uniform WTF Panel

Today, BlogHer convened an important editorial panel to discuss a breaking news item of extreme social media significance: Olympic team uniforms. ...more
Batman... more