25 Bloggers Who Are Changing the World

There are plenty of large charitable organizations we love that have been deftly using social media to bring about change — think March of Dimes or ONE — but what about the everyday heroes? The moms and dads using their voices to create bootstrap movements for the causes they love? We think the world needs to know about them.

Working on everything from domestic violence to AIDS awareness to mental health and pro-family policies, most of these social media mavens started with a single idea that grew into so much more. They’ve created non-profit organizations, planned charitable events, and served as forum leaders and policy changers — all while empowering their readers to act. In between chronicling their kids’ field trips and flu shots on their own personal blogs, these parents still find the time to speak out on social issues, raise awareness, reduce stigma, and, ultimately, save lives. They’re simply inspiring.

There is so much good happening in the social media space today that it was nearly impossible to limit our list to just 25 parents. Because of this, Babble chose the following 25 parents as examples of the kind of amazing job many of you are doing when it comes to using social media to champion causes in your communities. We have not ranked these parents, as they — and you — are all wonderful in their own right.

Without further ado, here are Babble’s top 25 parent bloggers who are changing the world through social media, listed in alphabetical order. We hope you find inspiration in what they do, and feel emboldened to go out and make your own change in the world. — Babble Editors

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Jen Lemen

Social Media for Social Good






Who she is: : Jen is a stunning photographer and one of the co-founders of Shutter Sisters, a collaborative photo blog, and Mondo Beyondo, an online class that inspires its students to reach for the sky when it comes to their dreams — and shows them how. Along with blogger Ria Sharon (who writes for Babble’s MomCrunch), Jen recently co-founded Hopeful World, a digital publishing platform that uses social media to raise awareness about the developing world. Through online classes, photography, and digital storytelling, Jen shines a light on the good in all of us — as well as the places we can learn and grow. Ten percent of the proceeds from Hopeful World are reinvested in economic development projects in Nepal and other countries around the globe.

Why we love her: Jen is a world-traveling wild child who will do whatever it takes to make her dreams come true when it comes to helping others. Her current goal is to help Hopeful World member Renu Bagaria create a comprehensive plan to integrate Nepal’s slum kids into mainstream society using profits from Hopeful World. We have no doubt she’ll do just that.

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4 thoughts on “Social Media for Social Good

  1. Norma says:

    Awww congrats to you, Becky!! Well deserved!!

  2. PBP Designs says:

    Speaking as one of #TheBand, I just want to say how proud I am of Becky and all that she has done. She is amazing and an inspiration. Don’t believe me? Go look! Read some of the posts. Read some of the comments. One person CAN make a difference in the lives of so many others. Becky has done that. She has inspired us all to reach out and share our stories. And we get so much back in return. Support, encouragement, occasional guidance. It is awesome to know that when you post with BandBackTogether you truly are NOT ALONE.
    Congratulations Becky.
    So proud to be #WithTheBand

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