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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Who they are: Lovette, known as “Luvvie,” blogs at Awesomely Luvvie and is a co-founder of the Red Pump Project, an organization that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls, using the red shoe as a symbol of empowerment. Luvvie won the Black Weblog Awards’ “Best Humor Blog” in 2009. Red Pump Project co-founder Karyn also blogs at The Fabulous Giver, a site that promotes living a charitable lifestyle. Thanks to these two, hundreds of bloggers across the country don their red stilettos and slingbacks every March to raise awareness for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Why we love them: Originally launched as a blogger initiative, the Rock the Red Pump Campaign has grown (thanks to Luvvie and Karyn) to include live events and a nationwide network of Red Pump ambassadors. They’ve even managed to gain the participation and endorsement of stars like singer Alicia Keys. Impressive!
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