Michelle W.
Chief Semicolon Advocate at WordPress.com. Professional writer, editor, napper, and dog-snorgler. Knows you are, but what is she?
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  1. Art
  2. A hijab by any other name is…fashion.

    “I happen to be a Muslim, hijab-wearing woman, and somehow, I do not think this is a huge step forward for us.” An alternate take on high-fashion hijab from The Modest Life.

    Culture
  3. a day pack

    Emily Pack loves clothes — but also tries to live her values. Her blog is all about ethical fashion that helps her look and feel great.

    Fashion
  4. Family Genes

    All the males in Neil Kramer’s family had an inherited muscular disorder — but none of them ever talked about it, or sought help. Neil breaks that pattern.

    Family
  5. Daddy Coping in Style

    E.C. Knox is a dad to two little boys, and you can learn from his mistakes. “Parents: I’m speeding up my ‘traveling with little kids’ travel series and jumping to the conclusion – little kids are the reason for all-inclusive Cancun resorts.”

    Family
  6. Photography
    Maiko ( trainee geisha ) waiting for taxi on Kiyamachi-dori street in Higashiyama nr. Gion, Kyoto, Japan
  7. Sketching Family

    The family that sketches together stays together! Parents Peter and Sabine and children Vincent (17), Lilli (15), and Richard (10) all share their art here. (Note: site is in German.)

    Art
  8. A Snap a Day

    Freelance photographer and cartoonist Amy Nathan decided to publish a photo a day in 2015 . . . and never stopped. Her wildlife photography and portraiture are particularly compelling.

    Animals
  9. Looking for God in Messy Places

    “Life is messy. And you’ll find God right in the middle of it. That’s the Jesus message.” Jake Owensby, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana, explores peace, reconciliation, and justice through the lens of his faith.

    Inspiration
    A Syrian boy peeks from behind a wall near a mobile clinic at a refugee camp in the southern town of Zahrani, south of the port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. There are some 1.2 million registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon, many of them living in flimsy tents scattered across the country. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
  10. Animals
  11. TRAVELAUREL

    Pittsburgh native Laurel Munshower left Steel City when she hopped on a plane to Dubai — and hasn’t looked back. Her travel writing is offbeat and thoughtful, and will help you flesh out your own travel bucket list.

    Exploration
  12. History
  13. Journey to the White Continent

    Paul Zizka travels to one of the most remote places on earth: Antarctica. His stunning photos of the White Continent are both grand and intimate. (Plus: penguins!)

    Animals
  14. Architecture
    The old town with snow-covered roofs at night, with the illuminated Gothic bell towers, Zurich, Switzerland.
  15. Kind State Of Mind

    Rich sauces, decadent desserts, comfort foods . . . and veganism? Ellie is dedicated to showing the world that it can be done.

    Cooking