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  1. International Women’s Day: Who Would You Like to Celebrate?

    What woman in your life would you like to recognize on International Women’s Day?

    Feminism
    Photo by mentatdgt
  2. Black History Month: Who Has Influenced and Inspired You?

    For Black History Month, Automatticians honor the people who’ve made a difference in their lives.

    Culture
  3. Mondro: Archiving the Work of Queer Artists in Bangladesh

    “We welcome every queer individual of Bangladesh to express themselves.” The founder of new website Mondro talks about the need for a platform for the queer Bangladeshi community.

    Culture
    Illustration courtesy of Mondro
  4. “Monotony Is a Luxury”: A Reading List of Black Writers and Journalists

    Read powerful writing from black writers and journalists in this reading list.

    Authors
  5. WordPress Websites of LGBTQ+ Organizations Around the World

    At Out in Tech events, tech professionals build websites for LGBTQ+ organizations. Here’s a look at 10 sites launched at past hackathons.

    Diversity
  6. Three Stories to Read this LGBT History Month

    From The Golden Girls to 17th-century London, these stories explore the rich layers of queer history.

    Commentary
    Berlin's memorial to the first gay emancipation movement. Image by Alorin via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)
  7. Podcast in the Spotlight: This Filipino American Life

    Joe at This Filipino American Life explains why the podcasting medium was the right fit for them, and how their site complements their recorded content.

    Culture
  8. 10 About Pages We Love

    There’s no magic formula for a great About page. Here are 10 effective but very different examples.

    Identity
    About page illustration at thefrancofly, the site of Jessie Kanelos Weiner.
  9. Food, Art, Memory: Yaansoon’s Mediterranean Fusion

    A spotlight on an illustration portfolio site that channels the textures and flavors of a colorful, diverse region.

    Art

    Images from the food illustration portfolio at Yaansoon Illustration + Art.

  10. What’s the Story Behind Your Avatar?

    Our avatar—our profile image—represents who we are online. Here, five bloggers tell us about theirs.

    Identity
    Avatars of Automatticians, or the people who work on WordPress.com and other products at Automattic.
  11. Poets on Borders: Perspectives at Poetry International

    Poets from around the world share their perspectives on borders.

    Commentary
  12. “What If People Could Tell Their Own Stories?”

    “Stories,” writes Lisa Katayama, “help us make sense of our world.”

    Diversity
    What's your story? How are you telling it on your blog, website, or portfolio?
  13. “Names Have Power”: Five Essays on Names and Identity

    Five essays on names and identity.

    Essay
    Image by Girish Gopi (CC BY 2.0)
  14. Back to Your Roots: Blogging About Genealogy and Family History

    Genealogists are coming together this week at RootsTech, a conference exploring family history and technology. Here’s a look at a few genealogy blogs on WordPress.com.

    Family
    Photo by Patricia Greber, My Genealogy Life.
  15. Where Food and History Meet: Michael W. Twitty’s Culinary Journey at Afroculinaria

    Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty, who blogs at Afroculinaria, talks about exploring his identity through food and his forthcoming book, The Cooking Gene.

    Culture
    All images in this interview courtesy of Michael W. Twitty, Afroculinaria