The #BlogHer17 Kick-Off Keynote, presented by HelloFlo

On Thursday June 22nd the BlogHer annual conference launches its new Health & Wellness theme with a frank and provocative conversation about women’s bodies, health, and rights, hosted by our sister SheKnows Media property, HelloFlo.

We begin with a one-on-one interview with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards. Whether it’s ACA or the latest tax plan Planned Parenthood always seems to be at the center of political debate. While abortion continues to draw controversy even 44 years after the right to choose became the law of the land, today, the controversy has extended to one about women’s health more broadly. It seems everyone has an opinion about women’s access to contraception, preventive testing, and even the value of maternity care! While those conversations in Washington seem to be dominated by rooms full of men, we thought a room full of women deserved to hear the positions of Planned Parenthood on all of these issues, straight from the source.

From the political to the personal, HelloFlo presents “Between the Stirrups…”, part of our continuing mission to get us all comfortable with our bodies, with sex, and with not only being positive and empowered women when it comes to our bodies and health, but raising the next generation to be positive and empowered too. HelloFlo founder and SheKnows Senior Vice President Naama Bloom will lead what is guaranteed to be an enlightening chat (and maybe a slightly wild one) because she is joined by none other than comedian, actress, activist Margaret Cho and television sexpert Logan Levkoff (who spoke on BlogHer’s very first panel about sex back at BlogHer ’06!!!).