Career Tip from Ava DuVernay: 'Follow the White Guys'

At this year’s BlogHer conference in New York City, Ava DuVernay delivered a keynote in which she gave advice on how to get ahead. In an industry where the acclaimed Selma director is a minority, she described using “the white guys” as a lead. “You gotta follow the white guys. Truly. They’ve got this thing wired,”… » 7/19/15 5:30pm 7/19/15 5:30pm

Celebrate "Love Your Body Day" By Apologizing To Yourself

It's Love Your Body Day » 10/15/08 5:00pm 10/15/08 5:00pm today, and according to the National Organization for Women, one of the ways you can participate is by making a pact with yourself to treat your body with respect. Well before we can make this sort of super binding agreement, we feel we must apologize to our bodies for the hate crimes…

Being Daddy's Little Girl Is Harder As A Grown-Up

There is a scene in the pilot episode » 8/15/08 2:00pm 8/15/08 2:00pm of , where Angela is walking out of the bathroom in a towel, and her dad can't look her in the eye or have a conversation with her without fumbling all over his words. Then Angela says, resignedly, "the sad truth is, my breasts have come between us." I love that scene so deeply,…

The New York Times Does BlogHer Later Than My Last Period

The New Yorks Times Sunday Styles Section published a long piece this weekend on the BlogHer conference that took place opposite Netroots Nation more than a week ago. While it was entitled "Blogging's Glass Ceiling" and touched on one of my favorite topics — the relative lack of prominence of female bloggers, and… » 7/28/08 3:30pm 7/28/08 3:30pm