Knowing how I protective I am over my content, many people have been sending me e-mails this morning about something I want to address here quickly — the new “Own It!” campaign from BlogHer and USAToday.com.
So let me seriously and officially answer your question — Yes, I know. Yes, I have seen it.
And to answer the many people who are aware that there are, um, politics between myself and one of BlogHer’s Owning It! bloggers, I should just say that she has asserted — correctly so — that it is not reasonable to expect that she has read every single post of mine, or to assume she has read the posts I link to in those of my posts that she has read/commented on, nor is it fair to expect her or anyone else involved with this new campaign to know about everything happening on the Internet. There are a lot of blogs out there.
And, really, the most important thing is that OWNING IT and (owning your body image!) is REACHING MORE PEOPLE! You guys know that I LOVE owning it. Your owning it posts (all of your fabulous owning it posts), e-mails, and Tweets (many of which are still happening around the Web!) are one of the best things to come out of this blog. And your enthusiasm and response to the idea has made it a huge part of my blog, one that I address regularly, in so many different ways. So although I’m disappointed that I was not one of the bloggers tapped to become an official blogger for this movement, I couldn’t be happier that, ultimately, more women will start owning who they are, stop apologizing for what they do, abandon asking for permission, and experience all of the confidence and happiness that comes from living a guilt-free life.
Have a great weekend!