Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

While I was on vacation, I was kindly nominated for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award by Kelsey DeMelo over at respect thy #selfie project. I’m belatedly getting around to passing it along and letting you know about some great bloggers you should check out. 

  • respect thy #selfie project: Starting out by returning the compliment, Kelsey has great posts about body image. She has an interesting piece up about unhelpful exercise advice for women, pointing out that “We should be encouraging others to be healthy, no matter what that might look like. Health comes first. Image comes second.”
  • Tangled Synthesis: Musings of a Geek Feminist: Of Robin Thicke’s creepy new album, she says, “There has been some noise that Thicke shouldn’t be shamed in public.  But the thing is making rapey and misogynist music IS SHAMEFUL!  The right that he has to make sexist art is the same right the public has to call him on it.”
  • Her Story Arc. Any blogger who loves Orphan Black is a blogging friend of mine. Echoing one of many reasons I love the show, Lindsey Loree says of main character Sarah Manning, “She is complicated, she has a rough past, she is unapologetic, she is tough, she is smart, and she owns the show from start to finish.”
  • Dr. Jen Gunter: This blog offer the important perspective of an OB/GYN. In a post on implications of the recent Hobby Lobby decision, she says, “The message from the five male justices of the Supreme Court who felt it was within their purview to opine on women’s health care yet ignore medical facts (which I hope was presented as evidence) is chilling. The religious beliefs of privately held corporations are definitely not insubstantial, but the rights of women most definitely are.”
  • Tutus and Tiny Hats: Laura writes about fatshion and fat acceptance. In response to a question to Gabourey Sidibe about where she gets her confidence, she wrote, “That’s something that deserves to be celebrated. That’s something we should ask our role models about–because it’s important to draw roadmaps for our own journeys of dealing with internalized racism, sexism, and fat-phobia. It’s important to make that struggle visible, to remind each other that we’re not alone.”
  • Les femmes: Another great feminist blog, written by two sisters-in-law. In a post on how feminism has made the world a better place for men, they write, “Feminists are fighting for men to be represented as more than just strong, violent and emotionless people and for every person to be able to be who they are, no matter their gender.”

One of many fabulous things about starting a blog this year has been finding other interesting perspectives and drawing inspiration from them. I look forward to learning about many more great bloggers out there.

The instructions for the award for bloggers mentioned are to post the picture on your blog and nominate other bloggers who inspire you. Also, feel free to share recommendations in the comments.


Author: Rebecca Griffin

I am a passionate advocate for progressive causes with over a decade of experience organizing for social change. That organizing experience informs the way I look at the world and the challenges we face in working toward social justice. I started Of Means and Ends to write about social issues I care about and share my thoughts on how we organize in a smart, strategic way. Please visit and join the conversation.

5 thoughts on “Wonderful Team Member Readership Award”

  1. Congratulations! You are already making your mark, and it’s not a surprise. And how big a geek am I that I am *this* excited to hear you are an Orphan Black fan. Favorite clone? Allison. Or Helena, because of the jello.


    1. If only we were in the same office to talk about it every day! Allison and Helena are great, especially because I don’t think they were set up to be clones you would like that much at the beginning but they’ve developed so much over the series. Tatiana Maslany deserves all the awards!


  2. Thanks for the shout out!! Clearly I am equally as slow at responding haha. I think the summer is making me lazy. But seriously, keep up the great work and making a ruckus!


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