***I GOT TO CHAT UP GLORIA STEINEM LAST NIGHT***

I cornered her at this cocktail party last night for Women's Media Center, which is out to improve how women are represented in the media. Check it out:

http://www.womensmediacenter.com/

I was nervous to meet and possibly interview her, but I realized I had a lot to talk to her about. I heard she, Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan came to the Chronicle lunch time series, and many women vented their frustration about not getting their stories and voices published. And, the big head honchos were not in the room. At the cocktail party, I talked to her about the language the Chron uses to talk about women, especially all the "guy's guy" critics who ask if Erykah Badu hates men or call Peggy Gugenheim a "groupie."

Then I brought up my body-image Web site. She talked about how it was a real problem. Then I gave her a card and I told her it isn't up, but it's my dream. And she said, "You'll do it then."

I met the new editor of Chronicle features, too, and she wants to meet with me. I explained the hyphy project I'm working on, and she said, "That would be a really good series." Yeah, that's what I think!

I might get to do my series after all. It's good. Because I have MILES of material and most of it is opinions and voices the Chronicle never runs.

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