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Intro and an Invitation

Like many of you, I am headed to New York for Blogher. This exact time last year I was fresh off a plane from spending a week in Kenya with ONE learning first-hand about issues concerning extreme poverty. A few days after returning to the States I went straight to San Diego for Blogher 2011. I wasn’t quite ready for the big conference atmosphere last year. The contrasts between Kenya and the United States were palpable and too fresh.

This year I have traveled extensively to two continents and have been learning and writing more than ever about development and social good issues and am quite ready to spend a long weekend with 4,000 other women bloggers.

It is amazing how time flies and things change!

Today marks my first post for Babble Voices.  I am truly honored to write for Babble and to be among this amazing team of writers.

What will you find here?

Perspectives and Reflections will serve as a spot where my thoughts on various issues will lead to robust conversations between you and me. That is my sincerest intention for this blog. I want to hear your opinions about the things I write and opine about. I may write about issues concerning women, girls, and parenting, or weighty global issues that affect people who live in developing nations. I may simply blog about an idea that suddenly pops into my head or the latest headlines in the news. I may blog about really heavy topics. Other times I may blog about frivolous things. Whatever the subject, I will always give it great thought, reflect upon it, tell you what I think and then seek your opinion.  This is your journey as much as it is mine.

Talk soon!

Read more of Jennifer’s writing at Mom Bloggers for Social Good and Jennifer James Online.
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