I have been terribly behind in posting—sorry!! Last week I attended the annual BlogHer Conference here in NYC, which is an annual conference of awesome women bloggers meeting and learning and generally having fun. Even though I didn’t have to travel, I had to make up work and stuff before and after so I’ve been in a bit out of the loop. I learned a lot (and learned how much more I have to learn)! I’m still trying to read the different blogs of everyone I met. For my round-up this week, I’m going to give you the links to some great body image posts from the ladies at BlogHer Voices of the Year winners.
When I wrote that post in April…I cried. I cried because I still have moments when I am tired of being different, moments when I wish I could blend, moments when I judge myself too harshly. But, I also shed tears because I am so relieved that I have the insight to recognize those moments and dare myself to be braver.
Writing words on a page and reading those words to a roomful of people are very different things.
When I stepped onto the stage to read, I was visible in a way that I have not been since I began blogging. I stood there looking so very queer and read a piece about coming to terms with that.
What does it mean to be pretty and how does our identities depend on labels? Law Mama at Spilled Milk and Other Atrocities wrestles with being pretty, a mother, a wife, and a woman in the poignant post Pretty.
Why do chubby characters always seem to get the short stick in the game of life? Daisy of CurvyGirlGuide examines how chubby characters are (mis)portrayed in film, television and books.
FreeAnissa, whose motto is “Wheelchairs are the New Black” talks about how she doesn’t let her body or (body image) get in her way of living life to the fullest in Dear @BlogHer attendees & non-attendees.
Finally, I have to give major props to Kathryn Finney, 6PM.com and Petsmart.com for putting on a killer fashion show at the Blogher conference. This fabulous show featured real women bloggers of all shapes, sizes, and ethnic backgrounds with equally well-dressed (and adorable) canine models accompanying them. The energy in the room was amazing and you could tell something really special was happening. There were a lot of wet eyes in the house. The show will eventually be viewable in its entirety online, in the meantime you can get a taste here.