Seen and Heard at #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year Community Keynote

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The #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year Community Keynote (emceed by the incredible Janet Mock) blew the doors of the ballroom at the Hilton Bonnet Creek. Here's a list of the work featured on stage.

In the group titled "The Importance of Being Seen and Heard" the following pieces were shared:

Katia Bishops for "You Know What an Accent Means?"

Pamela Valentine for "An Open Letter To Any Parent Who Can't Imagine Raising A Trans Kid"

Anthonia Akitunde sharing her Video for "These Are Our Children" which you can view below:


In the group titled "Finding The Light, Finding Your Power" the following pieces were shared:

Larisha Campbell for "The Truth of Going From 1 to 2 Kids"

Mary Widdicks for "Who Needs Condoms When You Have Vomit?"

Megan Baca for "My Beauty Score"

Whitney Cicero shared her Video, "If Siri Was A Mom" which you can view here: 


In the group titled "Your Call to Action: Take Your Inner Transformation and Turn It Outward" the following pieces were shared:

Tabias Wilson for "The (R)evolution Will Not Be Hashtagged"

Meriah Nichols for her Impact piece #365WithDisability

Nia Evans from the National Women's Law Center with their Video #LetHerLearn which you can view here:

 Leslie Mac and Marissa Jenae Johnson sharing their Impact with

Thank you to the Honorees for sharing your stories. You made us laugh, cry and think. It takes talent and strength to use one’s platform in an impactful way, and you’ve inspired us all to follow your lead. 

Make sure to check out the incredible work from all of the 2017 Voices of the Year Honorees!

Jennifer Evers is the Sr. Logistics Manager for Events and the Chairwoman of the Voices of the Year Committee.  You can find her on most social platforms at @AFewGoodJens