5 Ways 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Got Me Thinking About Cross-Cultural Thanksgivings

Recently, I watched the new CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which features Rebecca, a Jewish American woman visiting her ex-boyfriend Josh’s extended Filipino American family for Thanksgiving. While it’s completely over-the-top (the hip-hop video segment!), it was hilarious....more
Laura Kosloff Thanks for chiming in! I'm glad it makes sense. more

Mizzou, Yale, Freedom of Speech and Checking My Own Privilege

As a journalist, I’ve always been a staunch supporter of the First Amendment, but the tensions at college campuses this week have me thinking about freedom of speech and my own blind spots. At the University of Missouri, there was the tension between black students protesting the administration’s blind eye to their repeated reports of racial harassment and threats....more
Elisa Camahort Right? I think it sounds good in theory to say students should work things out ... more

Hillary Shines in First Democratic Debate

Coming into the first Democratic presidential debate as a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, I had mixed emotions. On the one hand, I felt confident because I expected her to be well prepared and well versed on the issues. On the other hand, I feared she might be mischaracterized or attacked unfairly. Luckily she brought her A game....more
I agree that Hillary did really well at the debate, actually most of the candidates did. And ... more

A Toast to Building Movements and Challenging the Status Quo

It’s nearly a year since BlogHer and SheKnows Media joined forces, and I’m excited to share that BlogHer, Inc. is now completely in the capable hands of SheKnows Media and CEO Philippe Guelton....more
Lisa, your leadership and vision has been so inspiring to me and such an asset at BlogHer! I'm ... more

As a Teacher, We Need Gun Control, Not Code Red Drills

No matter how many Code Red Active Shooter drills we do, I don't think of school as a safe place to be....more
I also hate that my children have to do these drills at school and also don't know how to not ... more

On Women’s Equality Day, We Celebrate Those Who Lead

It's Women's Equality Day! Find out what Rita Henley Jensen and Gloria Feldt are doing in New York to celebrate....more
Very cool, Rita and Gloria! Can people still join in tomorrow? more

How Big Is a Kid-Sized Food Portion?

Portion sizes for kids are out of control. That's the thought I had last week when over dinner at a restaurant, my friend's 4-year-old was served mac and cheese in a pasta bowl large enough for the Jolly Green Giant. ...more
When my kids were smaller, if the kids menu was just chicken fingers and mac and cheese, I tried ... more

5 Graphic Novels That Belong on Summer Reading Lists

Ah, summer!  When students all over America break free of their desks and high-tail it to the pool. For about five seconds, until their summer reading lists appear and ruin everything. Now let’s be real. Even as a kid I loved to read, but summer reading lists were a burden all the same. It wasn’t fun reading. Sure, I liked some of the books I was exposed to, but so many more were dry or hard to focus on when I really just wanted to get back outside. ...more
Great suggestions. We loved American Born Chinese, and I can't wait to check out the other picks ... more

The BlogHer Conference: One Starfish at a Time

This moment defines BlogHer '15 for me. I looked down at my hand and my ring wasn't there. IT WASN'T THERE. I immediately flipped out, tossing everything out of my bag and crawling underneath the table. But here's the thing. No one sat there and watched, but only one person at the table knew me before I sat down with my plate. ...more
Aww... lovely! more

I'm a Code Switcher and I Want You to Know Me

“You’re really malleable,” a new friend commented during our freshman year in college after seeing me navigate my way through many different social situations and with Type-A premeds and introspective literature majors, with people of various races and ethnicities. ...more
Thanks, Rita Arens! more