The L-Blog

BlogHer? I barely know her!

This Friday and Saturday, Chicago is once again host to the annual BlogHer conference, a meeting of female bloggers (and even some vaginally challenged ones like Tim Gunn and Carson Kressley). Besides those two very queer men, it's also a very queer lady affair, with several bloggers, panels and parties in effect.

You can read the entire schedule for Friday and Saturday at BlogHer's site, but here is a rundown of the lesbian happenings:


10:30 - 11:45 A.M.
Break-Out Session #1: Identity/Passions: The Transformational Power of Blogging
Daniela Capistrano discusses her work documenting the post-queer movement.


10:30 - 11:45
Room of Your Own 2: Blogqueers - LGBTQ Bloggers
Lesbian bloggers Kathryn Martini, Stacy Jill Jacobs and Liza Barry-Kessler talk about having a queer presence in the blogosphere.

10:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Kathrin P. Ivanovic, an Afro German, lesbian, social justice activist, is the founder and principal blogger at The Diversity Projekt. She'll discuss blogging affecting social change in real life on this panel.

10:45 A.M. -12:00 P.M.
Business of You: Blog to Book, the Threequel
Deb Rox is the co-founder and CEO of 3 Smart Girlz LLC, where she creates and supporting start-ups and facilitiating business and marketing outreach to the powerful GLBTQ demographic, including Queerosphere. On this panel, she'll be part of a discussion on utilizing analytics and spreading your content.

10:30 - 11:45 A.M.
Business of You: Bloggers are Pioneers in a Post-"Employee" World
Paula Gregorowicz (The Paula G Company) is a life and business coach that writes about personal finance for BlogHer and Queercents. The panel is on how to market yourself, how to attach appropriate value to what you do, and how to profit from your blog.
1:15-2:30 PM
Identity/Passions: LifeBlogging Outside the Lines: When you're not a Geek, a Political Wonk or a MommyBlogger
I'll be speaking on a panel with frugal-living blogger Shameeka Ayers, Jane Gassner, founder of, and Amber Rhea, a feminism and sex blogger, to discuss writing for smaller niches on the web and how to show we are just as valuable as the bigger groups of bloggers such as the Mommies and the Techies.


8:30 P.M.
Sweet and OUT Loud Party at Crimson Lounge, Hotel Sax
RSVP ahead of time to mix and mingle with queer bloggers and social media types at this spot close to the conference.


9:30-10:30 AM
Keynote: Traditional Media Chops meet a New Media Calling
Ilene Chaiken, creator of "The L Word" and, will be part of a conversation on becoming successful online with social media and networking.


Since the conference is all sold out, you can keep up with my blog and Twitter for queer updates. Also, any of the ladies linked above would be great follows as well. If you are there, come up and say hello!



Recent Posts



Jenni Prokopy said:


hey trish, looking forward to seeing you around blogher - let's find each other! DM me on twitter for my phone number if you'd like; i'm @chronicbabe. cheers!

momtrolfreak said:


Awww, totally scooped me on my title for my next post! Great minds think alike! I was laughing in the car last night thinking about it: BlogHer? I don't even KNOW her. You BROUGHT her, YOU blog her. Ahhh, good times. And to think, I'm over 35 and I still think this way. It's my first one, looking forward to it! See ya there :-)

Sara said:

default userpic local-auth auth-type-mt

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Leave a Comment?

Some HTML is permitted: a, strong, em

What your comment will look like:


what will you say?

Most Active Pages Right Now on Facebook