The Scene Thousands of women. Annual BlogHer Conference. San Jose, CA. July 24-26. Weather: in the 90s, feels like 104. I COULD write about the BlogHer sessions (largely useless) or about the speakers (eh). I COULD write about the BlogHer giveaways (lots) or the vendors (far, far fewer than . . .
President Obama opening BlogHer '12 in NYC via internet feed It was overwhelming, really, that President Barack Obama officially opened our conference yesterday, talking about the significant role women have played in his life, starting with his grandmother and mother, and then his wife and two . . .
It was partly cloudy, yesterday, but still humid enough to curl hair that was straight when I walked out the front door into the cacophony that is midtown New York City.There's nothing like it. All senses are engaged when roming--ahem, I mean ROAMING--the streets of New York City. It's easy to . . .
Off this morning for New York City because it's that time again: BlogHer '12 starts Thursday and my extra suitcase space is just waiting for all that swag! And as usual, I'll blog some of the interesting sights during the conference.Martha Stewart and Katie Couric are keynoting, but in BlogHer . . .
Here's a little side trip; back to the Memory Lane series tomorrow and if you haven't, see post from earlier today. As I look back on the tales I'm blogging about this week, I'm hyper-aware of aging. And the first signs usually appear on our skin. Who has time for complicated skin care . . .
Our job is not to make young women grateful, but to make them ungrateful so they keep going. Gratitude never radicalized anybody. - Susan B. Anthony. Have we come a long way, baby? Watch HBO tonight for Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words. Tonight. 9pm Eastern. * * * You've noticed the state of . . .
We women love our swag. We do. Free stuff is irresistible, whether we're regular girls at a convention or Hollywood movies stars at a premiere. A corner of my conference hotel room in San Diego was devoted to swag. I had four huge bags of it, all collected at the BlogHer expo. They held vibrators, . . .
That's Ricki Lake in the white shirt. BlogHer'11 closing session. Lisa Stone, on left, is a BlogHer cofounder. Next to her, Fatemeh Fakharaie, who founded Muslimeh Media Watch. On the far right, Carol Jenkins, president of Women's Media Center. Huge props to the BlogHer events team for making a . . .
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. -Flannery O'Connor Small town life. Two couples. Peacocks. Romance. Intrigue. An affair. Then add author Flannery O'Connor to the mix. I loved this book. For my review, click HERE . . .
Beauty and body image are big topics today. Cosmetic surgery, fillers, injectables and a wide variety of skin potions, body padding, Spanx and cosmetics testify to women's desire to look young and perfect. Even when we're older and not so perfect. "We need to start believing that there are no flaws, . . .