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 she is: As a journalist, Maggie Ginsburg-Schutz started covering domestic violence and sex abuse issues in 2008 for Madison magazine. She was so moved by the empowerment she witnessed when survivors spoke out that she decided to create Violence Unsilenced in 2009 to provide a safe place for survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and sexual assault to share their stories. Violence Unsilenced was a 2010 Bloggie Awards finalist for Best Community Blog. You can find more of her writing at her personal blog, Okay, Fine, Dammit.
Why we love her: Maggie is, and always has been, all about the people. She says that to date, more than 260 survivors have shared their stories on Violence Unsilenced; more importantly to her, those stories have received nearly 11,000 supportive comments.
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