About The Broad Side

Welcome to the The Broad Side, a digital magazine dedicated to the best opinion commentary and original reporting by women from around the web!

For too long, the common wisdom has been that women online don’t write about politics, current events, culture or provide commentary and analysis — that’s for the menfolk!  Well, Think again!  The Broad Side features real women writing about their real opinion commentary and real political and cultural views in a way you won’t find anywhere else.

After writing Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America, three things became abundantly clear — (1) there are plenty of smart, savvy women writing about politics, social issues, how our culture impacts our lives, and important issues of the day, (2) there needed to be a place to collect it all so people will stop saying, “Women online? Oh, they only write about potty training and playgrounds”, and (3) these voices need to be elevated and promoted as the new 21st century thought leaders.

The mission of The Broad Side is to gather women who are writing about the most-discussed and important issues of the day from a fresh perspective, not in that stale, wonky, inside-the-Washington, D.C.-beltway kind of narrative. The Broad Side is a curated platform and speakers bureau for these select thought leaders from around the United States and from around the world. The Broad Side showcases women’s commentary that those talking head shows and op-ed pages are missing.

Please enjoy The Broad Side, a Working Mother Magazine “Best of the Net” pick in 2013, and a 2013 and 2014 BlogHer Voice of the Year honoree!

If you’re interested in being a guest contributor at The Broad Side or contacting one of our contributors for media availability or speaking opportunities, please E-mail us at joanne (at) punditmom (dot) com.

Opinion disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this site are those of the original authors and contributors.  These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Broad Side staff as a whole or of the other contributors or guest writers here.