Me, Queen Elizabeth & Catherine Zeta-Jones. Seriously.

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fierce listEvery now and then I get some really awesome news, and today would be one of those days.

I’m on More magazine’s annual Fierce List this year. As described by More, the Fierce List is a, “pride of lionesses … who’ve most impressed us with their brave stands, bold plans, daring artistry and kick-ass commitment.” Dude.

This year’s list of 54 women includes Queen Elizabeth, makeup-artist Bobbi Brown, singer Adele, Gloria Steinem, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, women’s basketball coach Pat Summit, author Joan Didion, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, and … (gulp) … me.

I plead guilty to tooting my own horn on this one, but how likely is something like this going to happen again in my life?!?!! Probably never, I tell you! I’m in a magazine, y’all!  (imagine me dancing foolishly around my office in my sweats and unwashed face, because that’s exactly what I’m doing)

Go pick up a copy of More magazine’s May 2012 issue, on newsstands now and featuring Chelsea Handler on the cover, if you’re looking for inspiration. There are a lot of great stories in the Fierce List this year, featuring both famous and not-so-famous women. And thanks to all of you, because without you there’d be no way in hell I’d be on this list.

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About Katherine Stone

is the founder & editor of Postpartum Progress. She was named one of the ten most influential mom bloggers of 2011, a WebMD Health Hero and one of the top 25 parent bloggers using social media for social good. She also writes the Fierce Blog, and a parenting column for Disney's Babble.com.

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  1. Sandra Hwang says:

    Yay Katherine! What an AWESOME accomplishment; thank you *SO* much for all that you do for this community of women…you are the best. Truly.

    ~Sandra

  2. Holy Toledo! Amazing, and well deserved many times over. Is there a luncheon? :-)

  3. Whoohoo…Toot that horn loud and clear lady! You deserve all the credit in the world for giving us moms (and dads too) a voice! Congrats on your recognition!!

  4. Congratulations! That is super and well deserved.

  5. Julia Cowan Roberts says:

    Congrats Katherine! You deserve every kudo that comes from sharing your soul and being there for others when their souls are hurting. Much love to you!

  6. Congratulations! That’s so exciting! You deserve to be on that list. You do amazing things for us! So awesome :)

  7. Birdie Gunyon Meyer says:

    You rock!!!!! So proud of you!!!! Congrats on that great acknowledgement of your great work!

  8. Congratulations! You work so hard to be our advocate and you deserve recognitiOn!!

  9. Way to go!!

  10. Holy moly! YAY!!! Congratulations, Katherine! What an amazing compliment!

  11. Well-deserved reward for your courageous, intelligent, and much-needed advocacy.

  12. Perfect.
    True.
    Deserved.

  13. Well deserved honors. Great job!

  14. This is the COOLEST! Thank you for all of your hard work. I am very glad you are getting the recognition you deserve!

  15. You rock, Katherine!

  16. Okay, seriously, Katherine. You are one amazing woman :-)

  17. Congrats, Katherine! Well deserved, I say! You do and have done so much for us who have suffered or are suffering with PPD and other perinatal mood disorders! Great job!

  18. Jennifer says:

    Rock Star!! You deserve this and so much more. Thank you for all you do!

  19. Shedding light in dark places, indeed. So proud of you!

  20. Interested says:

    Super wow! So proud of you!

  21. A.MA.ZING!!!!!!!!! A million well-deserved Congratulations to you!!

  22. I’m tooting your horn, Katherine Stone! Catherine Zeta who?!??!

    Can you feel me doing the happy dance over here? How am I even friends with you?!?!? You rock! Congrats on an honor well deserved!

  23. So totally deserved. I’m dancing with you :)

  24. So awesome! I’m so happy for you, lady!

  25. Congratulations Mama…you certainly are fierce. Well deserved and then some.

  26. congratulations!–you certainly deserve it!!!!

  27. Totally cool!! You’ll be on many more accolade lists I’m sure – thanks for helping to save lives!