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BlogHer Conference…WE GOT OUR SLOT!

Now we need to make sure the room is jam-packed.

Consider yourself commanded to be there if you’re at the conference.

Unable to attend?  Feel free (wink) to tweet the session or post about it on your blog.

In my opinion it’s as simple as this:

If we arent willing to step up & guide the next generation as best we can what hope is there for change?

When: Friday July 24th.

What time: 1:15-2:30

What is it?:   Blogs & Body Image: What are we teaching our kids?

In a society where more young girls fear becoming fat than they fear cancer, nuclear war, or losing their parents, some bloggers are taking a stand against teaching their children learned behaviors that affect their body image.

Heather from MAMAvision, Carla Birnberg, aka MizFitOnline, Claire Mysko, Kate Harding, and Roni from Roni’s Weigh have worked hard to improve their own self-esteem, and are asking the question:

How can your blogs be a conduit to transformation?

Join this session to discuss how your writing can impact kids, whether you should think twice before publishing that self-deprecating post, and how you have the power to influence positive change.

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43 Responses to “BlogHer Conference…WE GOT OUR SLOT!”

  1. Karen says:

    THAT IS AWESOME!!!!

    I can’t be there but I will retweet.

  2. Lynn Haraldson-Bering says:

    Count me in for a blog about this! How can I help?

  3. Stacy says:

    I’ll ask my sister to do a blog post about this, too.

    Do you just want us to cut & paste what you have written?

  4. Katschi says:

    I have a ticket to go but am still not sure if I can attend.

    What struck me in this post is right at the end there …
    “…whether you should think twice before publishing that self-deprecating post”
    I say not only for the next generation should we work to eliminate doing this but also for ourselves & each other as adult women who were each girls ourselves.
    I’m trying to catch myself & worked a little at doing this a while back by posting & celebrating my workouts with “sweaty pics”. It was liberating!!!
    Have you heard of Operation Beautiful? Placing Post-Its in public places containing messages of an uplifting nature for girls/woman to find. “You are Beautiful just as you Are” being a popular one.

  5. Katschi says:

    My post today was about Operation Beautiful so how appropriate that I could link to you today. (which I just did)

  6. Mary says:

    I’ll spread the word on my blog.

    Is cutting and pasting this ok?

  7. Bea says:

    (I can’t get my comment to show up when I link your Operation Beautiful post for Katschi. FYI)

    This is such an important, important toipic for discussion.

    I don’t have a blog and am not on Twitter.

    Is there another way I can help?

  8. Diana says:

    Congrats! I hope there is a great turn out.

  9. Sagan says:

    Sounds like it’ll be a fantastic session! I agree with Katschi- this can absolutely be applied to ourselves and other adults, too. Anyone that could potentially be influenced or affected by what we write. There’s a lot of power in that.

  10. Katie says:

    I am so glad.

    This is your passion and your gift, Miz.

  11. South Beach Steve says:

    This sounds like it will be a great session. I am anxious to hear how it goes.

  12. MizFit says:

    anything is appreciated!

    Tweeting.
    Cutting & Pasting.
    Good vibes.

    All of it.

    If you want to email me a question about the topic/panel/whatevs so you can post that on your blog & link back here—-FEEL FREE.

    MizFit08@yahoo.com

    THANKS!

  13. Cammy@TippyToeDiet says:

    Congrats!

  14. Jen, a priorfatgirl says:

    so so so sad, how did I miss the registration for BlogHer when everyone was talking about it - BUMMER!

  15. Alison says:

    Will you be posting while you are there or tweeting?
    Do I need to finally join twitter? ;)

  16. Jody - Fit at 51 says:

    I am not a Twitter person but I will post about it for sure & link back here!

    Can’t attend unfortunately… too far away for me & my wallet but I think this is such a great cause & so needed!!! I don’t want the grandkids or any child to grow up not feeling good about themselves no matter what!

  17. Shelley B says:

    I am so happy for y’all!!! Wish I could attend, but Blogher is not in my budget this year. Good luck!

  18. Tara says:

    My question for you (I don’t have a blog) is which came first your being fit or your believing in yourself/loving yourself?

  19. Mara @ What's for Dinner? says:

    I WANNA GOOOOOOOOO
    Can you drag me in, packed in a large suitcase??

  20. Nan says:

    What Tara said….

  21. Rosalie says:

    Oooh I’m so excited for this one! I hope they talk about food blogging/tracking food in the internet. I see younger and younger bloggers (14? 15? 16?) start to hop on this trend.

  22. Patty says:

    To be honest, I almost left without posting, thinking “no daughters or young women in my life on a daily basis, not going to the conference, not my battle/passion”. And then I thought of a young blogger I just happened upon the other day. And I want to be better equipped to encourage and teach those that i do cross paths with…I’ll be tuning in, and definitely sending good vibes!

    Congrats!

  23. charlotte says:

    Congrats!! You guys will be awesome!

  24. Fitarella says:

    so great!!!! LOVE that you’re doing this!!!

  25. Ida R says:

    This is an important issue, which I had not considered. Yes, we must be responsible about what we blog. We never actually know who is reading what we write and publeish on the internet.

    Thank you for reminding me.

    Have fun at the conference.

  26. Evie says:

    I have often wondered about food blogs and how closely tied posting every morsel could be with trigger reader who have/have had an eating disorder (Im in recovery).

    I had not, however, thought of the power of words to bring people down or trigger nearly as much.

  27. deb says:

    Setting it up as an appointment on my ITouch NOW. With appropriate warning, because I am an idiot about time at BlogHer.

    We were having this conversation on the website just this week- how can we as bloggers impact the next generation when it comes to healthy eating, exercise and body image.

    All good things.

    Now I’m excited.

  28. deb says:

    OK. And how about I promise to live-tweet and/or live blog the session? Both might be a challenge with the speed people talk.

    And, if you’re lucky, there will be video or audio files of the session to link to later.

    I could always use my own video camera, I suppose… YES YES YES to *anything* you’d wanna do! The other women on the panel are so freakin amazing Id adore for those NOT at the conference to be able to get some of their wisdom…

  29. Gemfit says:

    I wish I could be there but I will definitely blog/tweet about it. In fact, I think I’ll start the post now and make a week of posts for that week.

    And I’m definitely in favour of the live blogging or tweeting of the session so that we can all follow along.

    I may not have any daughters, but I have a niece and I have cousins and I’m determined to support them and not teach them to hate their strong, beautiful bodies.

  30. Katie says:

    I’m so pumped about this, Miz!!

    It is so important to think before we hit publish and remember that other (younger AND older) people are impacted by our words.

  31. Tony K says:

    Congratulations. Most awesome. I’ll see if I can squeeze in an E4E post…

    Tony

  32. Felice says:

    Yahoo!!!! Congratulations! That’s awesome!

  33. Heather in MO says:

    Very awesome. Yay Mizfit!

  34. Gigi says:

    Nice going, Miz. Am sending all positive vibes.

  35. Brianna says:

    You know I love, love, love your topic and am so sad I can’t be there! Want me to send a few copies of my book to you to give to lucky session attendees? Let me know!

  36. FatFighterTV says:

    Yay - congrats! I will be there!

  37. Mary :: A Merry Life says:

    I’m so glad you guys will be doing this!

  38. ttfn300 says:

    congrats miz!! such a great discussion!

  39. Dara Chadwick says:

    You know I wish I could be there, but it just didn’t work with my schedule. I will happily tweet about it — perhaps a post on my You’d Be So Pretty If… blog is in order.

    Will email you!

    In the meantime, I love that you ladies are spreading this message. It’s one that’s near and dear to my heart.

  40. shauna/dg says:

    Will be posting on this later in the week… wish I could be there to see you guys in action :)

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