I’m excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the Mixed Remixed Festival, an event celebrating the stories of the mixed race experience. Mixed Remixed will be taking place on Saturday, June 14 at the Japanese American National Museum in LA Japantown. The festival will include films, workshops, panels discussions, and even events for families ....more
Image Credit: Abee5 It’s my turn to host Let’s Lunch, and this month’s theme is literary meals. Ever since I was old enough to read, I’ve been fascinated by the descriptions of foods in books. As a young child of immigrants, reading was my peek into American life ....more
March is Women's History Month, and BlogHer had the opportunity to interview Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List about some of the major milestones for women in politics in the United States. Schriock is a veteran political strategist and fundraiser.
Want to know where the mixed-race couples are? Check out this series of maps of interracial marriages produced by the U.S. Census Bureau. Not surprisingly, the four cities with the highest percentages of interracial marriages are in Hawaii ....more
March is Women's History Month, and we're sharing some bloggers who do the hard work year-round of keeping track of what's going on for women in the United States and around the world. Take a look at these sites and let us know about your favorite blogs for reading about women's history and issues.
Image Credit: Lee McCoy, Flickr The other day, my 3rd grader came out of his classroom with a gleam in his eye and excitement in his voice. “Mommy! We’re selling candy bars!” “Mm, hmm,” I say without looking up ....more
The South Dakota House has passed an anti-abortion bill that's supposed to protect against sex-selective abortions, but based on racial stereotypes about Asian women. Republican supporters of the bill cited the state's growing Asian population (up to a whopping 1.1%, as of the 2012 Census) and their observations while serving overseas in the military as reasons the law is needed.
Was 2013 a good year for female writers? Well, it depends. If you're looking at the big literary magazines -- The Atlantic, Harper's, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic -- it was terrible. So says VIDA, a group that painstakingly tallies the gender disparity in major literary publications and book reviews.
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