The #WomenToFollow project compiled a list of 1,000 women (and growing) worth following on Twitter. People were invited to nominate three women. Although I could easily think of 30, these are my three nominees.
Elizabeth Vargas (@EVargasTV)
I have followed Elizabeth Vargas for years, as many of us have, due to her prominent role as a TV news personality.
Her book, “Between Breaths,” is a candid, intense read about the peaks and valleys of her life. She discusses her experiences of anxiety and addiction, and her plan going forward. I recommend the book and the woman.
Also, she responded to one of my tweets once, which went over pretty big with me!
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR)
Rabbi Ruttenberg is a relatively new follow for me. All I can say at this point is that her tweets are among the many in my stream that often make me stop and think.
Like I wrote above, this Twitter follow is pretty new, but this tweet captures what I think I am going to experience by following Rabbi Ruttenberg:
I have known Tinu on social media for so long now. I can’t remember when we started following each other (although I do know I owe the connection to the Spin Sucks community, which named her a #FollowFriday feature all the way back in 2011).
The reasons she comes to mind are numerous, but here are two:
- She “got it” when I was DMing her on Twitter when my father-in-law was hardly sleeping (and therefore I was hardly sleeping). I just needed to discuss micronaps with someone, and she was that someone.
- She’s the only person I know whose posts such as Biopsy Hilarity really ARE hilarious. And educational about so many aspects of cancer. And real. So many “ands.”
The real power behind The #WomenToFollow effort is the wonderful @RoseHorowitz31, so give her a follow also! Stacey Kratz (@heykiddo) is also involved in curating the list. Here’s how you can be involved:
- Tweet your three nominations to Rose and Stacey using the hashtag #WomenToFollow, and
- Subscribe to the list of incredible women!
Note: I know my blog has some odd spacing before periods, etc. I’m trying to figure this out. Just follow these wonderful women for now; I’ll keep plugging away at resolving this! – pk
Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many.