BlogHer '12 : Voices of the Year

Voices of the Year

Welcome to the BlogHer '12 Voices of the Year submissions! This year’s categories are Heart, Humour, Identity, OpEd, Parenting, and Visuals. As you review these posts, feel free to give big thumbs-up to any that resonate with you. You can only vote for any single post once, but you can vote for as many different posts as you like.

If you'd like to submit your work, or someone else’s, please visit the Voices of the Year Nomination page. Nominations will remain open from February 23rd to April 30th.

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Up to twenty (20) Voices of the Year honorees will be selected per category. The ‘12 Review Committee selects honorees, and one post per category is recognized as the People’s Choice Honoree.

Click the headers above the submissions to sort the list alphabetically, by Category, Blog Name, Blogger Name or Title. Happy reading!

For more information about the BlogHer '12 Voices of the Year, including the judging committee, selection process, or category definitions, please read our announcement post.

 

To nominate a new post, click here.

Title Content Creator Name Blog Name (if applicable, N/A if not) Category
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: To the New York Times, a Mom Before All Else Joanne Bamberger PunditMom Op/Ed
Natalie Portman's Motherhood Shout-Out Gets Raves From This Feminist Joanne Bamberger Politics Daily Op/Ed
The Price Of Fear, or “Why You Need To Book Your Overdue Mammogram, Today” Victoria Martin Girl Gone Wired Heart
Seven Angels Cristie Ritz King The Right Hand Mom Heart
But not forgotten. Keiko Zoll The Infertility Voice Heart
The anti-Jane Mailbag: From Flooring to Fingers Wendy Aron the anti-Jane Humor
The Anti-Jane Aptitude Test—House Painting Wendy Aron the anti-Jane Humor
Marriage - Come Rain or Come Shine Sharon Greenthal Empty House, Full Mind Heart
You're Doin OK Mom Andrea Updyke Lil-Kid-Things Parenting
It is never "just hair"... Nicole McLean My Fabulous Boobies! Heart
In Michele's Voice Deanna Lanoway No Opportunity Wasted Heart
Born This Way?? Born That way?? Carol Rood Homschlr4ever-Loveandlunchmoney Heart
S to the A to the G spells cool??? Carol Rood Homschlr4ever-Loveandlunchmoney Humor
Why Can't Pro Choice also be Pro Life? Virginia Politics Carol Rood Homschlr4ever-Loveandlunchmoney Op/Ed
It's 2012 And Some People are Still A-Holes amanda parenting BY dummies Heart
RIP Common Sense: A Mother's Free Advice to the Campaign of 2012 Julie McGuire From the Mudroom Op/Ed
Pretty Law Momma Spilled Milk (and other atrocities) Identity
Them Jennifer Andersen Our Muddy Boots Op/Ed
Bed Head or Africa: A Letter for My Daughter Jennifer Andersen Our Muddy Boots Parenting
Eye of the Mother F$@#*ng Tiger Jennifer Andersen Our Muddy Boots Humor
Eye of the Mother F$@#*ng Tiger Jennifer Andersen Our Muddy Boots Humor
My Precious Love, I am Sorry. Jennifer Andersen Our Muddy Boots Parenting
Mother Earth to Oriental Trading Company: Don't Try to Friend Me on Facebook Anna Sandler Random Handprints Op/Ed
Detour: Macau Pooja notabilia Visuals
Detour: Johor Bahru (via the KTM Intercity Train) Pooja notabilia Visuals
Detour: Lombok, Indonesia Pooja notabilia Visuals
Singapore and Paul Revere Pooja notabilia Identity
Haw Par Villa Pooja notabilia Visuals
My Weight Loss A-Ha Moment Roni Roni's Weigh Identity
A Dogs Pain: Lia's Journey Allie Noble Dog Pain: Lia's Journey Heart
My Child Would Never Do That Shell Roush Things I Can't Say Parenting
Knowledge Conquers Fear: October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month Laura Tellado Holdin' Out for a Hero Identity
Knowledge Conquers Fear: October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month Laura Tellado Holdin' Out for a Hero Heart
The Dance Yankee Rancher Yankeerancher.com Heart
4 Stars, Best workout gear for water retention BUT once made me the stinkiest person on public transportation** Leah Workman My Life in Reviews Humor
On Dressing Up For A Gyno Exam Leah Workman My Life in Reviews Humor
No Apologies: On the Killing of Trayvon Martin and "Being Good" Danielle Belton The Black Snob Identity
Coming Home to Myself Ananda Leeke Author Ananda Leeke Heart
"Severely Autistic": Coming to Terms Hayley @ Come to the Mouse House Welcome to the Mouse House Heart
And Justice For All Ashley Taylor The Dose of Reality Op/Ed
What Would You Do for Your Child? Stacey Gill Stacey Gill Ink Parenting
what God allows Imperfect Momma Really? I'm A Mom? Heart
Laughter at a Funeral Laura Tellado Espresso con Leche Humor
Candyman, Candyman, Candyman Thoughtsy Thoughts Appear Humor
Perfection Law Momma Spilled Milk (and other atrocities) Heart
Health Care Reform is a Necessity, Not an Option Laura Tellado Holdin' Out for a Hero Op/Ed
"Why me?" & other mature insights from Spidey's Uncle Ben Laura Tellado Holdin' Out for a Hero Identity
It Gets Better For Us, Too Laura Tellado Holdin Out for a Hero Heart
How Rush Limbaugh is helping me celebrate Women's History Month Denise Graveline The Eloquent Woman Op/Ed
Being a Daughter, Being a Mother Emily Paster West of the Loop Heart
Five Months Later Emily Paster West of the Loop Heart
Do You Lie to Your Kids? Stacey Gill Stacey Gill Ink Parenting
Gaming the System Stacey Gill Stacey Gill Ink Parenting
What is my Sexual Orientation Anyway? Carol Rood Homschlr4ever-Loveandlunchmoney Identity
Boy Scouts aren't so bad Carol Rood Homschlr4ever-Loveandlunchmoney Op/Ed
Smack Talk from the Wii Fit Carol Rood Homschlr4ever-Loveandlunchmoney Humor
Standing On My Own Two Feet Laura Tellado Holdin' Out for a Hero Identity
The Care and Maintenance of a Hermit Crab Stacey Gill Stacey Gill Ink Humor
To My Daughter and Girls Everywhere Liz Henry The Six Year Itch Op/Ed
What to Do While You're Home on Maternity Leave Cheree Aspelin Maternity Leave Coach Identity
My Day as a Stay At Home Mom...Fail Cheree Aspelin Maternity Leave Coach Identity
Sisterhood of the Traveling Maternity Pants Cheree Aspelin Maternity Leave Coach Identity
The Legend of Big Foot - My Working While Pregnant Shoe-mergency Cheree Aspelin Maternity Leave Coach Identity
From Surgery To Shame Elena Sonnino Just.Be.Enough. Heart
From Surgery To Shame Elena Sonnino Just.Be.Enough. Identity
Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies Allison Sullivan Feeding My Temple Visuals
Can We Have a Pet? Stacey Gill Stacey Gill Ink Parenting
Gender Bender Stacey Gill Stacey Gill Ink Op/Ed
I Came to Win Kelly Brown The Turnip Farmer Heart
My Life: As Told By My Closet Amber Page Amber Page Writes Identity
Pinpricks Amber Page Amber Page Writes Parenting
And So She Danced. Amber Page Amber Page Writes Heart
I'll Never Let Go, Hostess Flannery Living on the Spectrum: The Connor Chronicles Humor
How to Ride a Mechanical Bull Thoughtsy Thoughts Appear Humor
To men everywhere, from a woman who's got your number. Donna Freedman Surviving and Thriving Humor
2011, in one word. Donna Freedman Surviving and Thriving Identity
Blog Dangerous with Love Liz Henry The Six Year Itch Parenting
Fertility at Any Cost Colleen Oakes The Ranunculus Adventures Op/Ed
I Was An Internet Troll Colleen Oakes The Ranunculus Adventures Humor
Tantra Guy (Or That Time My Hairdresser Propositioned Me With Swing Dancing and Tantric Sex) Mandy Boles The Well-Read Wife Humor
Celebrating the renewal of life Sara Lind moments of exhilaration Heart
5 Pounds. Eileen Z. Wolter A Suburban State of Mom Identity
Brozed Beauties Christie O. Tate Swaddled with Joy Humor
Whoever took my daughter, please bring her back Debi Pfitzenmaier SA Busy Kids Parenting
Whoever took my daughter, please bring her back Debi Pfitzenmaier SA Busy Kids Parenting
Would You Call My Child A Retard? Ellen Seidman Love That Max Visuals
How Will I "Survive" This Season? Ashley Taylor The Dose of Reality Op/Ed
Breastfeeding Promotion Tips from a Formula Feeder (Yes, you read that correctly...) Suzanne Barston Fearless Formula Feeder Op/Ed
Bruises Angie Kinghorn Angie Kinghorn Identity
My father's gift Angie Kinghorn Angie Kinghorn Heart
Afterbirth Angie Kinghorn Angie Kinghorn Heart
Overachieving Elf on the Shelf Mommies Jen People I Want to Punch in the Throat Humor
Myths and Facts: Spanking January Harshe Birth Without Fear Heart
You've (Not) Come a Long Way, Baby: Why feminism and lactivism make such a dysfunctional couple Suzanne Barston Fearless Formula Feeder Op/Ed
Conspiracy Theories Cindi Summerlin Letting the Words Escape Op/Ed
G.R.I.T.S. Cindi Summerlin Letting the Words Escape Humor
Taps Cindi Summerlin Letting the Words Escape Heart
What do you wish to reclaim? Cindi Summerlin Letting the Words Escape Identity
The Horror Of Becoming "That Mom" Sarah Clark Mama Birth Heart
The Horror Of Becoming "That Mom" Sarah Clark Mama Birth Heart