BlogHer asked me to write a post for them this week. I dillyed and I dallyed, hesitant to dip my toe in over there, and to ask the blogosphere for a single thing more. But in the end, I did, because the cause they asked me to write about — blogging about the Avon / Love Army of Women and the opportunity to make a difference with our words on October 1, was important.
Here’s how it starts. I hope you’ll click through to read the rest.
One in eight women will get breast cancer. But you know that, right? You walk in the walks, you do your self-exams, and you worry about your friends who find a lump or start treatment at an early age. October floods the shelves with cutesy pink ribbons, yogurt lids, and vacuums, and you roll your eyes in private at all the attention given to breast cancer awareness. You’re AWARE already, and lament that with all the attention and funding given to breast cancer, there should be a cure by now.
You’re right. There should be a cure by now. (more at BlogHer)
Comments are welcome here or there.
If you’re going to BlogHer this weekend, please join me at any or all the following events:
Session 1: Stimey‘s session:
Session 2: Change Agents: @fakeplasticfish @lawyermama Melissa Silverstein and Gina McCauley speak on
Creating Tangible Social Change: How to Move People to Action
Community Keynote, BlogHer Voices of the Year Gala and Art Auction
Featuring my gold shoes, and a post yet-to-be-announced
Session 4: Our friend @punditmom, @phdinparenting, and @stephanieroberts talk about the power of women blogging online:
The International Activist Blogger Scholarship Recipients Esra’a Al Shafei, Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipllai, Marie Tringona and Freshta Basij-Rasikh are appearing on BlogHer occasionally, and their words are a peek into a different set of worlds I was not even aware still existed. This is important, and I’ll give up a competing sponsor event for this. These women are incredible, speaking up wtih their words as their very lives are threatened.
Session 5: Change Agents: Morra Aarons-Mele and Stephanie Wilchfort are leading an intriguing action-based session that I’m really looking forward to:
What other sessions are you going to? Why?