Victoria Gardner: We Can Determine If We're Sexy

"Hi," she said, warmly. "I'm Alys. It's so good to meet you." As soon as she walked up to me, I caught my breath. She was short -- at 5'8", I towered over her. She was more curvy than slender, and had very short dark hair. Her eyes danced, and her smile was huge, and I'm here to tell you, this woman was straight. up. sexy....more

I love the idea of "cultivating" sexiness -- I was really thrilled to hear her say that, ... more

When "They" Say Something, They're Not Talking About You

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of speaking at the World Domination Summit, the conference masterminded by the impressive Chris Guillebeau. Chris is the author of the blog The Art of Nonconformity, and the purpose of this summit was to answer the question "How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?"...more

Seriously, every time I think about that woman, it feels like I just took a deep breath. ... more

When "They" Say Something, They're Not Talking About You

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of speaking at the World Domination Summit, the conference masterminded by the impressive Chris Guillebeau. Chris is the author of the blog The Art of Nonconformity, and the purpose of this summit was to answer the question "How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?"...more

... it ain't what they call you,
it's what you answer to.
-W.C. ... more

When "They" Say Something, They're Not Talking About You

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of speaking at the World Domination Summit, the conference masterminded by the impressive Chris Guillebeau. Chris is the author of the blog The Art of Nonconformity, and the purpose of this summit was to answer the question "How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?"...more

Touché. :)

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Karen Walrond is a writer and photographer in Houston, Texas, and ... more

Clothes Are Not for Hiding Flaws: Style and Self-Expression With Erin Loechner

The thing I love about clothing, you see, is how a necessity -- items which, let's face it, are really just supposed to keep the weather out -- has involved into a form of self-expression. ...more

I guess the ultimate point I was trying to make is for women not to make fashion magazines be ... more

Clothes Are Not for Hiding Flaws: Style and Self-Expression With Erin Loechner

The thing I love about clothing, you see, is how a necessity -- items which, let's face it, are really just supposed to keep the weather out -- has involved into a form of self-expression. ...more

I mean, I think being "inspired by" other people is a great thing. But I know I spent an ... more

Clothes Are Not for Hiding Flaws: Style and Self-Expression With Erin Loechner

The thing I love about clothing, you see, is how a necessity -- items which, let's face it, are really just supposed to keep the weather out -- has involved into a form of self-expression. ...more

I think if you're dressing in a way that makes you feel awesome, then you're doing it!

I ... more

Clothes Are Not for Hiding Flaws: Style and Self-Expression With Erin Loechner

The thing I love about clothing, you see, is how a necessity -- items which, let's face it, are really just supposed to keep the weather out -- has involved into a form of self-expression. ...more

And besides, I think expressing our different through our clothing is a lot more interesting, ... more

Where Are The Creative Women of Color?

This year, I've been on a creative kick. The crocheting I learned at age 14, but was doing so poorly with over the years, finally stuck. I've wanted to paint and draw and, yes, sometimes write, which is supposedly my first love. But this year, other senses chimed in and I found myself drawn to Etsy where I could bask in beautiful handmade soaps and body products and candles. And I didn't just want to buy everything I saw, although there was certainly an unhealthy leaning in that direction. I wanted to make. To produce. To create....more

But also? GOD, I COULD NOT AGREE WITH YOU MORE. I find that at almost every conference I ... more

Molly Ringwald: On Growing Up, Growing Older, and Growing Confident

 Every once in a while, you get lucky in life. Like, you know, despite billboards proclaiming the opposite, the world doesn't end. Or, even better, BlogHer makes it possible for you to meet, interview and photograph Molly Ringwald....more

She's one of the stars on the ABC Family show "The Secret Life of the American ... more