INTERVIEW: Aisha Saeed's Debut Novel 'Written in the Stars' Tackles Forced Marriage

BlogHer Publishing Network member Aisha Saeed has had a busy year: in addition to being one of the main team members of the We Need Diverse Books campaign for more inclusivity in children's and Young Adult literature, Aisha has just published her first novel, Written in the Stars....more
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Things I Wish I Knew Before My School Fundraiser Gala

Image Credit: Ryan Hyde, Flickr It’s the event of the year, and everyone at school is talking about who’s going, who’s not, and where the best pre-parties and after parties are. No, it’s not prom, it’s the annual school fundraiser gala. Once an event for ritzy private academies, this annual dinner and auction is now commonplace for many public schools ....more

UPDATE: Human Trafficking Hits Close to Home For One Blogger: 14-Year-Old Jewel Fitzgerald Has Been Found

Editor's update: GREAT news: Renee reported on Facebook over the weekend that Jewel has been found. We'll add more information as it comes in.—Julie ...more
A happy ending to a horrible story. We have to be vigilant about the safety of our children.more

I’m Heading on a Tour of PIXAR Studios! #InsideOutEvent

Image Credit: Disney Have you ever wondered what it’s really like inside Pixar Studios? Even though I’ve been watching Pixar films since—well, ever since there was a Pixar—and the studios are located right here in the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s a pretty exclusive place where they work their magic. Disney has invited me on a complimentary two-day tour of Pixar in Emeryville with a group of bloggers, and I’ll be reporting back to share the inside scoop ....more

Hapa Headlines: Miss Universe Japan, Mixed Opinions and More

Miss Universe Japan Ariana Miyamoto, Image Credit: YouTube Ariana Miyamoto recently became the first hafu, or mixed-race Japanese, to be crowned Miss Universe Japan. But Miyamoto, who is ethnic Japanese and African American, is still facing online backlash for not being “Japanese enough”. From Kotaku: Her selection has caused controversy online in Japan ....more

Randall Park and Fresh Off the Boat Producers Meet With Asian Bloggers

“It’s really important that you guys liked it, specifically people with active voices representing the community,” said Fresh Off the Boat star Randall Park to a table...more

The Kitchen’s Open… Sort Of

After a hiatus from the Let’s Lunch virtual monthly potluck of food blogging, I’m baaack! Well, in a way. At the beginning of the year, I volunteered to host the March Let’s Lunch link up with the theme of “Housewarming” ....more

5 Excellent Examples of Effective Blogger Journalism

Ever wonder how much difference you can make by doing independent reporting on your blog? I’ve seen many women do excellent investigative journalism through their websites. Read on to find out more about how these bloggers did their own legwork to produce journalism that rivaled — and even scooped — established media outlets. Yoani Sanchez Stands Up to the Cuban Government   ...more
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I’m Going to the ABC Studios to Meet Randall Park!

Image Credit: ABC Have you been watching Fresh Off the Boat as avidly as I am?...more

Starbucks' #RaceTogether is the Frappuccino of Difficult Conversations

I nearly spit out my coffee this morning when I read about Starbucks’ new attempt to promote conversation about race. Announced in USA Today, the partnership between the newspaper and the coffee giant uses the words "race together" written on coffee cups in an attempt to stir up conversation about race in America. ...more
I got ya'll. "Race" is a man-made construct that doesn't exist in reality. You're welcome from ...more