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Over at Hormone Colored Days, Kim Moldofsky writes about the lack of diversity at mommy blogger events:

Last week I sent off an article that will appear in MediaPost’s Engage: Moms column in a few weeks. The title (for now, anyway) is “Inviting Diversity to Your Brand-Sponsored Blogger Retreat” and based on the group photo I saw from a recent Hallmark mom blogger event, the timing couldn’t be better.

Hallmark invited a group of mombloggers to their headquarters to learn about and discuss the brand. No wait, they did even better, they invited the moms and their children to attend, and planned a day of fun for the kiddos that rivaled the moms’ experience.

That was a fabulous! So family friendly! If you’ve been in this space for over a year, you will recall the flap caused over babies being banned at Johnson and Johnson’s Camp Baby. Kudos to Hallmark! It was very forward thinking to take this family-friendly step.

Which is why it surprised me to see that the attending guests were overwhelmingly white. Read more…

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About Tami

Tami Winfrey Harris writes about race, feminism, politics and pop culture at the blog What Tami Said. Her work has also appeared online at The Guardian’s Comment is Free, Ms. Magazine blog, Newsweek, Change.org, Huffington Post and Racialicious. She is a graduate of the Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism. She is mom to two awesome stepkids and spends her spare time researching her family history and cultivating a righteous 'fro.
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