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Young Mom, Gloria Malone – Heading to BlogHer

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By: Carolina Pichardo

Young Urban Moms is very excited to help Gloria Malone of attend her first #BlogHer in New York City


I was given the opportunity to go to BlogHer in 2010, when it was first in New York City.

YUM was only a few months old at the time. I didn’t know much about the conference or blogging – or whether I was good enough to do it, and basically no clue where to really start.

It was a friend, who was supposed to attend BlogHer herself, that pulled me aside and convinced me to do it. “YUM is bigger than this,” she said. This was the local feel I had for the site. This was the cafe we were sitting in, enjoying coffee on that summer day. This was really the only thing I needed to hear.

I ended up going that year, and to state it was an eye-opening experience is an understatement. The people and brands I met that day, have stood with me since – as friends, “colleagues” and mentors.

This year, as BlogHer makes its way back to the Big Apple, we’re giving someone else that opportunity. We’re giving another young mom that “This” moment.

Gloria Malone of is a young mom from Bronx, New York. She has shared with YUM her amazing optimism, real-life stories and beautiful daughter, Leilani. She is – in essence – me, when my friend sat me aside and reminded me of everything I could really do.

We hope Gloria enjoys BlogHer. We hope she rocks it, meets other great bloggers, wins prizes and make this experience her very own.

As for BlogHer attendees and brands, please welcome Gloria with open arms, like you once did for me.

Young Urban Moms’ co-founder, Carolina Pichardo, is a digital marketer by day, writer and community activist by night, and mom to Lulu always. You can reach her at or on Twitter @c_pichardo.

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