Would You Wear a Wedding Dress Made of... Toilet Paper?

Your wedding day is your time to shine and most brides will agree that their wedding dresses are the most important things on their wedding planning lists. Some brides opt for more traditional styles, some go for what's topping the latest trendy lists, and others find their perfect gown somewhere in the middle.Well, the Charmin and Cheap Chic Weddings annual 'toilet paper wedding dress' competition proved that today's bride shouldn't rule any idea out....more
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Jurnee Smollett-Bell: 'Underground' Taught Me What Courage Really Is

One of the most engaging, unflinching looks at the quest for freedom during American slavery, Underground on WGN inspires us all in various ways. I wrote a review of the show, and after having a great conversation with Aminah Vann (“Ms. Ernestine”), I realized there are many themes of empowerment, especially for Black women....more
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"Ratchet & Clank" Reminds Us That We're All Heroes

My son and I had the pleasure of attending an advanced screening of the family movie "Ratchet & Clank", which is based on the popular video game from when I was a child. On April 16, 2016, we joined several other excited families to watch the movie in the heart of New York. While at the event, we were treated to an array of finger foods, drinks, snacks, and popcorn to enjoy during the movie....more

'Underground' Explores the Complex Life of Enslaved Women

If you are not watching the new hit show, “Underground”, the WGN America network series exploring the escape of enslaved African Americans along the Underground Railroad, you are truly missing out. With music sensation John Legend as an executive producer, and screenwriters, Misha Green and Joe Pokaski as creators and writers, “Underground” provides a different narrative than the ones we’re used to hearing… than the ones we’re used to hearing when it comes to American slavery—a story of revolution!...more
Terrific article.  I too struggled with whether or not to watch this series.  Sometimes, I just ...more

Managing Break-Ups When Children Are Involved

The "American Family" has been changing for decades. An estimated 40-50% of marriages in America end in divorce, 43% of children are born outside of marriage, and 46% of children under 18 live in a home with two heterosexual parents in their first marriage....more
Not to mention I believe I've read it's a type of emotional incest, relying on them for adult ...more

Dating App Deal-Breakers

When it comes to online dating, a recent study shows that women stand to gain a lot by making the first move. The study, conducted by OKCupid, found that women who initiate conversations often get higher response rates and more desirable partners....more
Wait. What about the guys who ask for a picture and don't have one themselves? "Photo or no ...more

Sex-Shaming Default: Why Is It So Easy for Us to Blame Women?

As the Love & Sex editor here at BlogHer, I often come across posts that make me raise an eyebrow or wonder why the writer holds the views she does. I’m committed to sharing diverse opinions and experiences, however, so there are times when I will feature a piece to generate a conversation, even if I don’t completely agree or absolutely disagree with what is written....more
Thank you FeminstaJones for sharing your views. I am new to Blogher; this is my first read. I ...more

Hillary Clinton Addresses African American Voters

I am voting for Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.There. I said it....more
I didn't know about the "Ban the Box" campaign. Thank you. I think it's very, very important. ...more

4 Unique Date Ideas for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day has special meaning for so many people and there are several ways you and your loved one can celebrate it. If you’re on a budget, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great time. If you’re adventurous, you don’t have to stick to the standard candlelit dinner with flowers and candy. Think outside of the box and make this Valentine’s Day the most special one yet with one of these unique date ideas....more

Moving On: The Essential Break-Up Playlist

If you’re lucky, you meet someone with whom you finally feel you can be yourself. You feel loved, respected, valued, and you share precious moments making each other laugh and smile. Sure, you may have your ups and downs—what relationship doesn’t? You have your disagreements, you make up, and you do your best to remember why you chose to be with this person through the good and the bad....more
Great blog.  Thanks for writing it and sharing it.more