BlogHer '13 : Voices of the Year

Voices of the Year

Welcome to the BlogHer '13 Voices of the Year submissions! This year’s categories are Heart, Humor, Inspiration, and OpEd 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 untilMay 15, 2013.

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Up to 100 Voices of the Year honorees will be selected, including visual and written works. The VOTY ‘13 Review Committee along with BlogHer staff selects honorees, from which 12 will be invited to read their posts during the Voices of the Year keynote at BlogHer '13. 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 '13 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
Shame-based sex education: we can do better Kristen Howerton Rage Against the Minivan OpEd
On Nora Ephron and Rules Made to Be Broken Alex Asher Sears Alexandra Wrote Heart
Let's Bring the Holidays Down A Notch Kristen Howerton Rage Against the Minivan Heart
Is One Kid Enough? Johanna Stein www.mothereffed.com Humor
How (Not) to Calm a Child on a Plane (The Reboot) Johanna Stein www.mothereffed.com Humor
The Dancer Michelle Hammons Burgh Baby Inspiration
Tick Tock Michelle Hammons Burgh Baby Heart
Flappers and a 5-Year-Old Alicia thevintagecreative.com Heart
My Husband, My "Old Friend" Alicia thevintagecreative.com Heart
My Husband, My "Old Friend" Alicia thevintagecreative.com Heart
Dream A (Not So Little) Dream With Me Alicia thevintagecreative.com Heart
My Littlest Girfriend Alicia thevintagecreative.com Heart
She Inspires Me (And No Ones Heard of Her) Alicia thevintagecreative.com Inspiration
Who Started The Civil War? Maria Niles PopConsumer Heart
Race 2012: The documentary gave me a different view of my America Melanie Coffee She'sWrite Inspiration
Talking About Race with my Biracial 5 year old Melanie Coffee She'sWrite Heart
Telling My Story for One Billion Rising Melanie Coffee She'sWrite Heart
One Little Girl Gave Me a Much-Needed Reality Check Melanie Coffee She'sWrite Heart
Preteen Angst Sarah Braesch Sarah and the Goon Squad Heart
Running Late: Another Entry for my mom of the year nomination Melanie Coffee She'sWrite Humor
Will Trayvon Martin's Death Be A Watershed Moment Or A Blip On The Radar Screen Melanie Coffee She'sWrite OpEd
A poem, almost Kacie Case mama case Humor
A Massacre in Syria: Don't Close Your Eyes Melanie Coffee She'sWrite OpEd
You Love the Baby More Than You Love Me, Don't You? Kristin Shaw Two Cannoli Heart
Don’t Be Nice When It Comes to Your Health Karen Bannan NaturalAsPossibleMom OpEd
The Jackie Robinson movie and a case of American déjà vu Melanie Coffee She'sWrite OpEd
Choosing Between Them Karen Bannan NaturalAsPossibleMom Heart
Anne Hathaway Won an Oscar: The Obligatory BFD Post Keiko Zoll Go Team Zoll Humor
“Mommy, Why Are You Crying?” Karen Bannan NaturalAsPossibleMom OpEd
The Summer of Touch Karen Bannan NaturalAsPossibleMom Heart
In a Blue Moon Keiko Zoll The Infertility Voice Heart
In a Blue Moon Keiko Zoll The Infertility Voice Heart
Setting the Tone Devon Barta Reading with Joey OpEd
An announcement, a proposal, a prayer and a promise. Keiko Zoll The Infertility Voice Heart
Join the Movement for #NIAW Keiko Zoll The Infertility Voice Inspiration
Three Minutes Keiko Zoll Go Team Zoll Heart
For Ghosts of Christmas Past Whit Honea Honea Express Heart
On Friday Morning Melissa Sher mammalingo OpEd
I have a womb, breasts and brains. Now give me the freedom to make my choices Anupreet Sandhu Bhamra Sandhu Bhamra OpEd
Rainy Days and Monday Whit Honea Honea Express Inspiration
Pippi Longstocking: A children’s classic of page and screen Lauren Ivy Chiong Reel Mama Inspiration
Girls and the media: Are Disney princesses a negative influence? Lauren Ivy Chiong Reel Mama OpEd
A 10-year contract will save marriage Emma Johnson WealthySingleMommy.com OpEd
What if your failed marriage was really a success? Emma Johnson WealthySingleMommy.com Inspiration
Dating as a single mom is the same as dating as a teenager Emma Johnson WealthySingleMommy.com Humor
A letter to my beautiful, beautiful, beautiful daughter Emma Johnson WealthySingleMommy.com Heart
Friday, December 14th Alma Klein Marketing Mommy Inspiration
The Final Chapter Jessica Shyba Momma's Gone City Heart
By Such Swift Currents Two Busy Two Busy Heart
Lights brandyglows brandyglows Heart
The Night I Spent in Jail brandyglows brandyglows Heart
Newtown, loss, and parenting as though tomorrow will always come Meagan Francis The Happiest Home Heart
Flashing Lights brandyglows The Bomb Shelter Heart
How Not to Use Block Quotes brandyglows The Bomb Shelter Humor
A Snapshot In Time Meagan Francis The Happiest Home Inspiration
How to Dive brandyglows The Bomb Shelter Inspiration
She Speaks for the Trees brandyglows The Bomb Shelter Inspiration
If Women Ran {Half} the World brandyglows The Bomb Shelter OpEd
My Date with Depression atxtrish MomCom Life: Well Said Heart
I'm selling the home where I raised a baby to finance my other baby atxtrish MomCom Life: Well Said Heart
I'm selling the home where I raised a baby to finance my other baby atxtrish MomCom Life: Well Said Heart
It's our Anniversary - A Marriage Made in Disaster atxtrish MomCom Life: Well Said Heart
Substitute Parenting Part II: Potty Training Fail GirlCrafted Girl, Crafted Humor
Hello, My Name Is Carinn And I Am A Writer Carinn Jade Welcome To The Motherhood Inspiration
Latch On To Reality In NYC Carinn Jade Welcome To The Motherhood OpEd
Seven Angels Cristie Ritz King The Right Hand Mom Heart
BlogHer and Susan Jessica McFadden A Parent in America Heart
What To Expect When You're Expecting: More Panic Attacks Carinn Jade Welcome To The Motherhood Heart
Hope Sucks Carinn Jade Welcome To The Motherhood Humor
I Hate You! No, I Love You! My Recent Trip to Wal-Mart Cindy Brown Everyday Underwear Humor
The Art of the Smile - Would You Like Happiness With That? Cindy Brown Everyday Underwear Heart
Silence is Deafening Chelsea Day Someday I'll Learn Heart
Don't Do A Damn Thing Award Cindy Brown Everyday Underwear Humor
I See You Submommy Random Thoughts From A Suburban Mom Heart
Raging Taurus Marius Gustaitis Trudging Through The Fire Heart
A Hand to Hold Allison Zapata Me and Mine Heart
A different kind of tears on the first day of school Lisa Lightner A Day in our Shoes Inspiration
CES - the misogyny I was expecting, and some I wasn't Liz Gumbinner Mom 101 OpEd
Maybe It's OK for Married Moms to Feel Like Single Parents Jessica Ashley Sassafrass Heart
I Got Saved at Jesus Camp Casey Carey-Brown Life With Roozle Heart
Invited to the carnival, but can't ride any of the rides Lisa Lightner A Day in our Shoes Heart
I Bet You're Wondering About the Middle School Columnist's Tan Ann Imig Ann's Rants Humor
A Mother's Meditation on Another Senseless Shooting Jessica Ashley Sassafrass Heart
A Mother's Meditation on Another Senseless Shooting Jessica Ashley Sassafrass Heart
I've Never Had a Best Friend Fadra Nally all.things.fadra Heart
Being Motherless: Reflections After A Year Ashely The Dose of Reality Heart
Everybody Running Lyz Lenz LyzLenz.com Heart
Cursing: An Editorial Style Guide ML I miss you when I blink Humor
For the Love of God... Use the Back Door Ashley The Dose of Reality Humor
How's This for Fifty Shades ML I miss you when I blink Humor
God, let me cry on your shoulder Rachel Barenbalt Velveteen Rabbi Heart
Finding the Words to Say Goodbye Fadra Nally all.things.fadra Heart
New Years Evil: A Chronology Ciara Flynn Hilarity in Shoes Humor
Thoughts on Love, Redux Ciara Flynn Hilarity in Shoes Heart
The Self-Loathing Is Strong With This One Fadra Nally all.things.fadra Heart
The Highly Enlightened Taxi Driver Fadra Nally all.things.fadra Inspiration
Paying It Forward Across the Country Fadra Nally all.things.fadra Inspiration
What If Romney Wins... Fadra Nally all.things.fadra OpEd
A Life of Public Service Fadra Nally all.things.fadra Inspiration
The Top 10 Faces of BlogHer Fadra Nally all.things.fadra Humor