Hey, My name is Yolanda. I was born in New York, but my family is from Trinidad, and I'm proud of it! I love the Carribbean's wide variety of cultures!

Good-bye BlogHer 09, I miss you already

I've attended four of the five BlogHer conferences. I stayed home for the first one and was just about as jealous and miserable as a woman blogger can be. I've spoken at two BlogHer conferences. I've officially live-blogged four BlogHer conferences. I've been drunk at BlogHer Con (which is frightening since I don't drink.) I've cried at BlogHer Con. I've gotten angry at BlogHer Con. I've been the life of the party. I've been the blogger hiding in a corner because she just can't handle the people. My heart has hurt over the sessions I wasn't able to attend. ...more

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Join your Flock - Birds of a Feather '09

Welcome to Birds of a Feather '09 (BOF)! As we did last year, BlogHer '09 will feature BOF tables hosting various topics of interest that are either a continuation of a session topic or something new!  BOF will be held on both days during the lunch hour and you will be able to pick and choose which sessions interest you and you can "join your flock". Here is the process: ...more

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Tide and Tim Gunn want to know – What Are YOU wearing to BlogHer '09?

That's right, your friends at Tide are bringing Tim Gunn - the leading fashion authority - to BlogHer '09!


Hey, My name is Yolanda. I was born in New York, but my family is from Trinidad, and I'm proud of it! I love the Carribbean's wide variety of cultures!

Spilling My Guts

It's after midnight here in Michigan, where I am visiting with friends and family. Surrounded daily by love and attention and support. So why am I awake and crying? Because for many months I've been hiding my health issues. Ok, maybe hiding isn't the best word. But since about ...oh, last year Christmas I've failed to mention to you - the people whom I tell EVERYTHING- that I've been sick. So tonight I'm awake and crying because yet ANOTHER symptom has appeared in this long and exhausting road of "I'm getting old and my body sucks." ...more

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I Allow You To Live For Free

I’d like to know who invented the concept of allowance and why someone didn’t bother to tell my mother about it when I was growing up. I remember in History class, when I was a kid, we learned about indentured slaves, and immediately I felt as if I was one. We didn’t receive any money for doing what we were supposed to do; our parents said we were earning our ‘keep’. ...more


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Is Anyone Joining Me? RSVP for Phila Meetup Thursday Please...

Hi all... The Philadelphia Meetup is this week -- Thursday, June 18th in Manayunk at LeBus, 6-8pm.  I need to reserve us a table..... but I need your help!  Please RSVP in the comments by Weds so I can get a general headcount.  At the moment - I haven't heard back on the RSVPs and I certainly don't want to be lonely!   So - please drop a line in the replies here so I know who is coming.  We can easily add/subtract a person or two at the last minute, but I do need a starting count to reserve..... Look forward to seeing you!