Thursday, July 10, 2008

June Just Posts

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Community: 1: a unified body of individuals: as a: state, commonwealth b: the people with common interests living in a particular area; broadly : the area itself c: an interacting population of various kinds of individuals (as species) in a common location d: a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society e: a group linked by a common policy f: a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests g: a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society 2: society at large 3 a: joint ownership or participation b: common character : likeness c: social activity : fellowship d: a social state or condition. merriam-webster dictionary

In a week a number of us from our online community will gather together at BlogHer. We will connect with old friends and meet new ones for the first time. It's a collision of worlds, BlogHer. One that pulls us out from behind our keyboards and into the light. We discover things we did not know, we are perhaps taken aback by previous assumptions, we are pushed and broadened and enriched and moved. Others in our community will stay behind and continue communing with others the way we do all year round, through emails and posts, comments and groups.

The Just Posts are another form of community, one where individuals find a crowd, where issues can join us, where pain and suffering and joy and light can open our eyes. It's a place where everyone is welcome, all we need to do is write. We all see with different colored lenses, but it's the way we allow the light to shine and bend that draws others around us. We do this with words, with images, and with heart and soul. It's an ongoing joy to be a part of all three of these connected worlds, month after month it's a priviledge to gather here and it means nothing without all of you.

Just Post Writers
Andrea at Punk Rock Mommy with Planting the seeds of my own garden
Andrea with The burden of perfection
Averagebean with Freedom of speech?
Blog Antagonist with Speak English Me
Chani with Wellness Wednesday: take back your time
Christine Kane with Making Friends with Songs and Food
Defiant Muse with The mommy myth
Flutter with I am an omnivore
Girlgriot with Gotta do more than holla and We can, I mean WE can
Hel with Afternoon in an urban footgarden
Her Bad Mother with Joy, And Pain
Identity Theory with The weapon of rape
Indigenous people's issues today with Five key indigenous people's issues
Jen with Where the streets have no name, the middle way and the shattered ceiling and what it means for our children
Julie with Kids and sex?
Kaliroz with indifference to me, is the epitome of evil
KC with Wheels
Mayberry Mom with 20 lousy pairs of scissors
MOMocrats with Moms need help in California family court system
Moosh in Indy with the healthcare of stereotypes
No Caption Needed with High Noon in Sadr City
The Expatriate's Kitchen with World Refugee Day
Toddlywinks with The powerlessness of three
Tossing Pebbles in the Stream with To laugh or be outraged
Susanne with Corsets, coolness, caps, and cosmetic surgery
Suzanne Reisman on blogher with Banning the Pill Kills Women. Period. and "Third Genders" in Societies with Rigid Gender Roles
WhyMommy with Thank you, AmVets

Just Post Readers
Janet
Moosh!
Alejna
Celeste

Don't forget to stop by Mad's and Su's before you go. We are here every month collecting posts about social justice from around the blogosphere and around the world and everyone is welcome to participate either by writing or by sending posts you've read. If you'll be at BlogHer next week you can also find me talking about the Just Posts here. Make sure to say hello (and no throwing tomatoes either).

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12 comments:

Kyla said...

Can't wait to see you, friend.

Hopefully I'll have something good for next month's JP after my little trip to D.C.

mamatulip said...

Such great reading here.

Mad said...

Good luck next week, Babycakes.

Defiantmuse said...

Jen! Duuude! I can't believe you didn't include your post about moving to the jungle! It's SO inspirational and it's you, doing your bit - to change your daughter's perception of the world, to get back to the earth, to check out of this mindless/consumer culture.

flutter said...

Thank you for this, as always. I can't wait to see you!

Magpie said...

Can't wait to meet you.

Tabba said...

i so wish i could be there.

have a great time.

alejna said...

It's always so heartening to see the roundup. And I'm really excited that you'll be talking about the Just Posts at BlogHer. I hope someone will take notes for me!

Thank you for doing this month after month.

amanda said...

I am so honored to have been included in this roster. I've long admired the spirit of this recognition and the people that consistently live up to it.
Very excited for next week.

Aliki2006 said...

This is an awesome list of posts--can't wait to start reading!

carrie said...

I'm going to miss everything . . . the conference and the community online while I vacation this week, but I can't wait to hear all about it on my return.

Good luck with your speaking engagement, I know you'll be wonderful.

hele said...

I wish I could be there to clap until my hands sting with tears.