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Speaking Between The Lines

February 9, 2012

That whole thing that I was talking about the other day, about not having any words, or not enough words, or not enough breath or breathing space for words, or something to that effect? That doesn’t apply to video of me using my words, and especially not to video of me using my words last summer (when the interview with me was shot) and this past December (when the images – of our loft, of us in our loft, of Jasper climbing a bookshelf to get a woodsaw – don’t ask – in our loft – were shot). Which is to say, it doesn’t apply to this:

 

The background story on the video, you can find over at Bad Mother Confidential. The foreground story is, I still believe in blogging – and mom blogging – in exactly the ways that I describe in this video. And I am sometimes so moved by this whole – what’s the word? – sisterhood of motherhood / community / empowerment / connection / change the world thing that it makes me cry, as I do in this video.

It’s just that right now I’m so tired, so overwhelmed, so busy, so distracted, so in need of breathing space that I’m not walking that talk very well. But I will, again.

Soon.

 

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Somos Todas Blogueras

August 2, 2011

I need your help. Well, not me. This woman. She’s supposed to be in San Diego this week, receiving an award from BlogHer for her important work, and she might not be, because of her important work. It’s complicated, but also not: Yoani Sanchez is a blogger, in Cuba, and her work is important, and [...]

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“It’s Our Prayer That You Be Examples To Others”

May 2, 2011

Mother’s Day is this coming weekend, which means that I will, this week, be thinking of something to do for my mom, and for my sister, and for other mothers that I love, and that I’ll be telling my husband to get me flowers instead of chocolates and maybe a reservation for a nice night [...]

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I Can See Your Halo

February 24, 2011

Today, I’m flying to New Jersey, because New Jersey is awesome, but also because Johnson & Johnson is there, and I kind of work for them – as a social media ambassador slash advisor on all things related to moms in social media using social media for social good, which is one of those job [...]

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Women Are Heroes. WE Are Heroes.

January 13, 2011

This film was previewed at TED Women in December. I was there. I cried. I also laughed – a lot – but the crying really ruined my make-up, so. They were good tears, though: this is a moving, inspiring, empowering film. You should try to see it. It was released yesterday. Really, find some way [...]

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I Am A Mother

December 15, 2010

It was sometime early on in one of the first sessions of TEDWomen last week that the question occurred to me: are we saying to each other here – in this go go women go celebration of everything that women can do – that women are the new men? And if that’s the case, is [...]

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Hope, Which Has No Opposite In Fear

December 2, 2010

In September, while I was in Lesotho, I received this email: Catherine, I’m a frequent peruser of your blog but haven’t had much time for blog reading lately. My husband and I have been working our asses off to get the paperwork together to adopt two little boys from Lesotho. I was amazed when I [...]

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More Reasons Why You Should Care That It’s World Aids Day

December 1, 2010

Because these are the faces of HIV and AIDS. Because they are not just faces: they are real people – mothers, fathers, grandparents, children, friends – with real hearts that beat and love and hurt just like yours do. Because I met them, which shouldn’t make a difference, but it does, to me, because I [...]

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Why You Should Care That It’s World Aids Day

December 1, 2010

Because this girl deserves a future filled with hope. So does this girl, and these boys. Because we all deserve a world filled with hope. Because we all – we all – deserve a world in which hope is more equitably distributed. Because there is hope, and lots of it: we just have to seize [...]

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From A Distance

September 30, 2010

I’ve been home, now, for a few of days, and I think – I think – that I’ve recovered from travel fatigue – 28 hours it took me to get home from Lesotho – and jet-lag and the brain fog that comes from traveling halfway around the world and back in less than a week. [...]

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