In The Powder Room (formerly Powder Room Graffiti) has been entertaining women online since 2009 with the funniest and most irreverent articles, written by the very best women writers. When you're In The Powder Room, you can have a laugh, share your opinions and enjoy the interactions with other women who are very much like you.
In a past life, Diane was a high powered City executive who spent her days shouting orders for multi-million pound deals. When she became a parent to three feral children, she traded life in the fast lane for life on the hamster wheel and subsequently spent her days shouting orders about tidying bedrooms and finding lost items of school uniform.
Her salvation came in the form of online writing, which allowed her to release her Inner Git without being arrested for civil disobedience on a daily basis. Her experiences led her to co-found the original Powder Room Graffiti site to amplify the voices of women in her peer group. The irony that her own voice needed no such amplification was not lost on anyone whose ear she happened to bend on the subject.
Johno, what the hell is he doing here? This is a space for women. Well, being the son, husband, and friend of women, different ones of course, he has decided that they (women that is) are an important part of society-at-large and are often underserved by media in general. In The Powder Room is his attempt at helping to rectify that situation. With an over 20-year background in the world of media and Internet startups, he is just the right man for the job too. When he is not working on making In the Powder Room monstrously successful, he spends time with his wife, walks his dog around New York City, serves on the board of United Nations Women (New York Metro Chapter) and rides his bicycle dangerously close to taxi cabs that seem desperate to teach him a lesson.
Leslie is the evil genius behind the no-holds-barred American blog The Bearded Iris: A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All, which has garnered a variety of accolades over the past few years from The Huffington Post, BlogHer (a 2012 Voice of the Year), Babble (Top 100 Mom Blog), and Circle of Moms (Top 25 Funny Moms). When Leslie is not writing about things like her lady bits or inappropriate crafts, she can usually be found feeding the hungry, caring for the infirm, and wishing she didn't have a vajillion annoying children and pets so she could spend more time on the Internet.
Kim is a list-loving freelance writer who blogs at Let Me Start By Saying, which has been praised by Babble, HuffPostParents, NickMom and BlogHer. Named a Circle of Moms Top 25 Funny Mom of 2011 & 2012, she happily discusses a variety of topics, such as her broken butt, parenting absurdities, and the bright side of no longer being young and vivacious. When she's able to successfully dodge her adorably loud kids and loving husband, Kim works on her Young Adult novel manuscript, eats desserts she refuses to share, and tries to take over the world, one social media outlet at a time.
Paula, who you are more likely to know as @Peabee72 on Twitter is our communications director and ITPR member most likely to be found weeping over meta-data and traffic related injuries. Paula set up her own communications company, Battleplan Creative, 10 years ago after discovering that full time employment and an aversion to full time childcare didn't mix half as well as a gin & tonic (lime, not lemon if you're buying). Very much a part-time blogger these days, Paula still indulges in the occasional rant when she's not fixated on telling the world about In The Powder Room.
Gigi's background as a TV Producer gave her a unique grounding in coping with the unexpected, including children, animals, and Big Brother Contestants. Having left the world of celebrity parties and early starts behind (well, nearly) upon becoming a parent, she went on to found the UK online parenting glossy MumsRock.com. The site shot to infamy in the first month with the highly controversial article 11 Things we hate about the 'Mum' Word. And once off the fence there was no stopping MumsRock. Gigi has written for a number of other publications in the UK including Red and Glamour Magazine. She was also invited to take part in the inaugural British Mummy Blogging Conference 'Cybermummy'. Gigi has made it her mission to bring society's notion of motherhood into the 21st Century while obsessing about Liz Lemon and getting over-excited about beauty products.