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My good blogging friend Kirsten Osolind is a true go-getter and innovative thinker. I love her approach to work and life - she gets out there and makes things happen, for better or worse. I don't know of any 'worse' things that she's created by being outspoken and opinionated (no more so than moi!), but I know of lots of really great things she's accomplished. She's a big supporter of the ladies - that in and of itself is a good reason to read her blog, but (as today's post shows) she gives credit where credit is due - and when it's due.

If you read her blog, re:inventionblog , regularly you will quickly get to know Kirsten, including K_osolindtidbits about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This week she's doing something worth talking about...hence my post referencing her. Here's the scoop - and how you can help: Kirsten would like to replace Meredith Vieira on ABC's morning show, The View. She has a lengthy post consisting of 10 Reasons she's the best gal for the job, with numerous reference links. My favorite reason is #10. But you have to go read it for yourself. :-)

Let's give Kirsten our support. We want a blogger on ABC's The View! Tell Barbara Walters...today!Let's show the world that bloggers make things happen!

[BTW, today's post on re:inventionblog is all about Dads. Three cheers for great Dads! Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!]


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Thanks for the shout-out, Yvonne. It really is time for a little reinvention for me. I am hungry for a broader audience pulpit. I want to champion women and give them the opportunity to voice their opinions and ideas. And I'm willing to take the flack from those who say I'm "just a feminist."

For the record, I'm not a feminist. I love men and women. I'm just a good little Southern girl who is compelled to champion underdogs. Yet I am only human. My feelings get hurt every time I receive hate mail or men nail me to the cross in society columns or on their blogs. I remain steadfast, rising above it all to herald smart, hard working women and progressive men who support the women in their worlds.

Too many women do not have a vehicle to share their voices. My life's mission is to give them a voice - to share their victory stories - and shine a light of hope at the end of the tunnel. Even if it leaves me penniless in the end.


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