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Talking About Raising the Next Generation of Digital Citizens

This week, I’ll be joining my friend and colleague, Veronica Arreola, in a discussion at the 2015 BlogHer conference in New York, #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us. Veronica’s built her career around studying diversity in STEM. I’ve built mine around the intersections between digital media and society, having grown up online before most people knew what […]

On Becoming an Author

On the eve of my book’s publication and introduction to the world, I thought I should write down my thoughts about the whole experience of becoming an author so I will remember them, and share them for others who seek to follow a similar path. Like many, I romanticized the idea of becoming an author […]

Professional Update

Since I haven’t been blogging much lately, I thought it might be worthwhile to put up a professional update. In early February, I spoke at the Democratic Science and Technology Summit organized by the California Democratic Party Internet Caucus at Stanford University. As of January, I’m now chairing the USACM Digital Government committee of the […]

Latest writing…

For those who want to keep up on what I’m doing, I’m still keeping busy, although taking a brief breather now that the election is done. I’m excited about a small project I took on earlier in the year that just launched – the California Legacy Trails, part of the California Museum of History, Women […]

Women Bloggers vs. the New Boys’ Club

When I was at BlogHer recently, there was a panel about how to be taken seriously as political bloggers. When asked at the beginning of the session what we wanted to get out of it, I said something about women being taken seriously as political bloggers in general, even knowing we probably didn’t have time […]

BlogHer 2008

My friend, Glennia Campbell, has described the MOMocrats blog as “a conversation, not a shouting match” in reference to it being a collaborative environment for people to discuss policy vs. a heated, argumentative environment that the majority of political blogs can have and it struck me after being at BlogHer this week and talking to […]

Me, A Sports Writer?

Those who know me wouldn’t consider me a sports enthusiast. I’m one of those people who comes up with excuses why not to attend most popular sporting events. I look forward to the Superbowl commercials, I pretend not to know the difference between soccer and lacrosse, and I refuse to watch any basketball except the […]

10 Online Video Questions for Presidential Candidates

Most people who read this blog probably have already heard about 10 questions, but just in case you haven’t, it’s a project put together by TechPresident and several other partners, including BlogHer. The idea is to choose ten questions from a selection of self-submitted videos to ask each of the presidential candidates. The first phase […]

BlogHers Act for MOTHERS Act

We’ve all heard the stories – moms who are incapacitated by depression, launched into this state of anxiety, sadness, loneliness that they can’t seem to break out of – it’s called Postpartum Depression. But what many people don’t know is that this disease is much more complex than it sounds. In fact, one thing I […]

Vote in BlogHers Act Poll on Global Healthcare

BlogHers Act is taking on a year-long initiative to make an impact in an area selected by BlogHer members. We voted and the topic selected was global healthcare, but since that is so broad, we’re trying to narrow it down some. Here’s a poll on sub-topics. You can select more than one… View MicroPollWeb SurveyFree […]