Friday, January 18, 2008

Why I Blog

I see my blogging as a form of social activism in the way in which I share information about important issues that I believe need attention in the world today. Blogging from a feminist perspective, I hope that the social commentary that I provide helps to support the eradication of sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression.

But I can't do it alone. I'm lucky to be a part of the strong (and powerful!) community created through the feminist blogosphere. When I first started blogging, I received so much support from many gracious blog-mentors.

To "pay if forward," I'd like to offer this resource guide on how you can get active online, if you're not already involved in cyber-based social activism (kudos if you are!) or if you are looking for new ways to get involve. This guide is a part of the material that I give out at workshops in which I teach online activism and blogging basics (if you're interested in having me facilitate such a workshop for your organization, please contact me at ablogwithoutabicycle(at)

As always, your ideas and feedback are welcome. Enjoy!

Please note that as my M.A. thesis project is complete, the George Washington University is no longer overseeing research conducted in conjunction with this blog (effective June 2007 to present). The Informed Consent Materials created while this blog was under GWU's IRB oversight are still available for your information and the principles outlined in them are still being used as a general guide for my continued work.


  1. I just started my own blog a couple of weeks ago so your advice is much appreciated! Thanks.


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