I've thought about starting this blog for a while now, motivated by what I think motivates most "personal" bloggers out there - to share our stories.
At a deeper level, I also wanted to start this blog because I don't see myself in the lifestyle blogosphere.
I love to read blogs. There are a few I read for work, but the vast majority fall within "lifestyle" categories of health, fitness, style, food, and beauty. Within that, I like to read blogs featuring themes of sustainability, eco-friendliness, and "minimalism." The ones I subscribe to and read regularly are written by smart, fun, and thoughtful women (and some men!). Yet, only a very small fraction are written by young women of color.
I wondered if data would confirm or disprove my personal experience, but I couldn't find blogger race demographics, only age and gender.
I find that incredibly frustrating because representation matters. I'm sure there are others who share these interests. Are we just not blogging about it?
I'd like to think that part of the problem is that I'm not looking in the right places, so I continue to search for great blogs to add to my reader. If you have any recommendations, leave them in the comments! I thought I'd do something about it too though write a (hopefully) smart, fun, and thoughtful blog.