After she was attacked in 2013 Pastor Hayley Young was diagnosed with HIV. Initially she decided not to share her diagnosis with her congregation but, when her hair started to fall out due to the antiviral drugs she was taking, she made the brave decision to tell them she was HIV-positive.Read Full Story
Just last month it was announced that the Utah Pride Center, with the support of the Girl Scouts of Utah, would open its own troop to any kids who identify as girls — meaning it was open to boys who identify as girls.Read Full Story
On Oct. 29, I joined the Columbia University "Carry That Weight" protest. As a Barnard student, I knew how much the entire university needed this demonstration that my classmates were organizing. In the drizzling rain, Columbia and Barnard students lugged several mattresses throughout the entire university and still had enough energy to protest loudly on Columbia's iconic Low Steps. Shouts and cheers echoed across the campus, and yet the rain almost drowned us out. But the mattresses kept standing, and my passionate classmates continued to speak. People say protests like these are geared toward giving people a voice, but it's actually about making other people listen. Emma Sulkowicz's protest, "Mattress Performance: Carry That Weight," proves that this deafness needs to end.Read Full Story
Last month, BlogHer Co-founder Lisa Stone kicked off our "official" conversation and celebration around #BlogHer15 with her thoughts about what calling the #BlogHer15 Conference "Experts Among Us" really means:Read Full Story
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