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The R Goes (Back) to Harvard: Feminist Coming Out Day 2011

By Sexual Correspondent Andrea (AJ) Plaid

I swear the Owner/Editrix is keeping us at the Crimson this month.

First, Latoya participated in a Social Activism panel hosted by the Harvard Black Law Student Association.

On Thursday, March 10–to celebrate Feminist Coming Out Day–I will join Lori Adelman from FeministingLena Chen from the Ch!cktionary, and Sady Doyle from Tiger Beatdown for a panel discussion on activism and the feminist blogosphere sponsored by the .

Our panel is actually a two-parter:  the other panel–with , Julie Zeilinger (The F-Bomb)Cherie Hannouche from the Daily Femme, and Anna North (Jezebel), and Chloe Angyal (Feministing)–will talk about feminist blogging as a career.

Please join all of us at Harvard College’s Ticknor Lounge (in Boylston Hall) from 7-8:30PM for an engaging evening of figuring out where feminism is, how to go from here, and how to do what we love–and stand up for what we believe in–and get paid for it.

The best part: the panel is free and open to the public!  So, if you’re in the Boston area, I’d love to meet and chat with you. For more information, check here.

Blog Insider: So, How Do People Make Money From Blogging? [$2 Challenge]

by Latoya Peterson

Blog Insider is a short series designed to illuminate the challenges and opportunities around working in new and legacy media. It’s open reading to all, but will be particularly useful for those trying to make a living in the media world. – LDP

Short answer: They don’t.

Often, when I am traveling or speaking, I get asked a lot of questions about Racialicious. The most common is, “so the blog’s your full time job?” (Answer: nope, not even close.)

The second most common is, “How much money do you make from ads?” (Answer: zero – no ads on site.)

That’s when people tend to get a bit confused. How do these people that I see with big bylines, or published, or featured places, still complain about being so broke? Continue reading