About

Elysa // Genpink

Let’s first start with the girl behind this blog … my name is Elysa, I am Community Manager and Professional Geek Girl. I have a wide variety of interests ranging from wine to widgets. I surround myself with pretty things, my friends, artwork, and even my food is pretty (for the most part). I like to browse the web for new and interesting ideas.

I decided to start GenPink for a few reasons: The majority of the blogs I found written by women were “mommy blogs,” since I am not a mom I wanted something a little different. Also, I thought this would be a great venue to share all of my fun findings in one place.

GenPink is about being a twenty something woman. Letting others know how our generation is different than those before us. We are career women, single & married, girl friends, and individuals. There is a delicate balance in being an individual and being part of a support system for your friends, family and your environment. GenPink is about balancing family and work, technology, entertainment, and exploration of new ideas.

You can read randomness of me on my post ABCs of Me or these posts tagged elysa

friends
just a few of my fabulous friends

I got married to the most amazing guy in 2012. If you are planning a wedding I have a SERIOUS wedding Pinterest board. If you happen to be in Dallas area I’m happy to send you a list of our wedding vendors.

Rory and Elysa Ellis

Need to contact me? elysa AT genpink works. Or you can find me on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr (all the links are in the sidebar).

Since launching GenPink in 2007 there have been over 70 contributors! And this number continues to grow. If you’d like to submit a guest post or if you have a product or a brand that you think would be a good fit for the GenPink audience don’t hesitate to reach out.

Genpink was designed by XO Sarah Design. And the lovely Illustrated “Genpink girls” were drawn by my friend and creator of 300 Sunny Days.

66 comments
Lynne Reed
Lynne Reed

Hello There, My name is Lynn and I'm a Professional Blogger. I have more than 3+ yrs of experience writing for the web and have covered plenty of interesting topics. I came across your blog and was wondering if you would be interested in allowing me to write relevant & useful topics on your blog at no cost.  At this point of my writing career, I simply want to get more visibility for my writing and I will write for free as long as you are fine with me adding a small author bio section following the blog post about myself. Please let me know if you are interested and if you'd like for me to submit a sample blog post for your approval. Thanks a bunch, Lynn  

Keri
Keri

I'm in my early 30's and I still find your site refreshing because even though I am a mom and married, I am also a woman...everything I say and do doesn't have to be about the kids or my hubby. On your site I can just be me...a woman...who likes pink & pretty things! :) Thanks 4 this! :)

Amber @ Blonde & Balanced
Amber @ Blonde & Balanced

Hi!  Just found your blog!  I agree...there need to be more gen y blogs written by women.  I find TONS of parenting/mommy blogs.  I can't wait to follow! :)

Kara Nichols Barrett
Kara Nichols Barrett

Hi Elysa, Love your site. Just want to let you know about a new study that Business and Professional Women's (BPW) Foundation is conducting on Gen Y women in the workplace. We're exploring Gen Y women's unique workplace challenges and opportunities for the purpose of developing tools that help employers better recruit, support and retain Gen Y women. If you have 15 minutes, we'd love to hear your perspective. Our national survey will remain open until May 31st - http://bit.ly/j784lo.

Nick Barron
Nick Barron

I'm so happy I found your blog! I've now subscribed. If you'd ever want to submit a guest post for my blog, theYmightier.com, I'd love to publish it. You can do so on this page - http://bit.ly/he5frN.

Asongbirdsflight
Asongbirdsflight

Finding this site completed my year, thank you! Please approve my request for membership for 20 Something Bloggers xx

Pjspur
Pjspur

I love your blog, Elysa! I've known your Mom for about a year and she is awesome, too! PJ Spur

Lesli
Lesli

I found you via Janet at Slice of Pink. I am so not a fan of mommy blogs. Too many of them. And...I am not a mommy! Except to my Pug!

benjaminmccall
benjaminmccall

What will you call this when you are a 30 something woman? :)

Bonnie
Bonnie

Hi Elysa,I came across your blog, and I just had to tell you that as a twenty-something who just graduated from college and began her career, I find your posts to be very interesting and insightful. I really enjoyed reading your post about 25 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday, especially the questions you added! I printed out the list and plan to add it to my Sunday routine.Reading your blog also sparked an idea in my head for an interesting guest post topic. I would love to run by you, if you would be open to that. Would you please let me know the correct person to contact about this? Thank you!

Julie Edmonson
Julie Edmonson

Hi Elysa,Stumbled upon your site & wanted to say, 'hi'! It's refreshing to find a non-mommy blog out there with fresh ideas & fun content. Just added you to the ol' google reader. Look forward to your stuff!

Laura
Laura

Hi Elysa,I just came across your website--it's fun, informative, and great-looking. I noticed your goodreads bookshelf and can't help telling you about a book that you would probably like. It's called GLIMMER by Warren Berger, subtitle "How Design Can Transform Your Life, Your Business, and Maybe Even the World." I know the book well, because my husband wrote it! Since you're someone who likes quotes, you'll be happy to hear that it's filled with great quotes from more than 150 innovation gurus and designers. In case you're curious check out the website for the book: http://GlimmerSite.com. I think you'll find it inspirational.

Pierre Khawand
Pierre Khawand

Hi Elysa, thanks for the retweet about the E-mail and Social Media survey! I would like to send you a copy of my book. Which address should I send it to? my e-mail pierre@people-onthego.comCheers,- Pierre

Grace Cheung
Grace Cheung

Hi Elysa, Thanks for your blog! Yes, what is up with all the mommy blogs out there? They are so annoying. Maybe it's because we're young, we're not married yet (or maybe some of us are), and we are career-driven women. And cannot relate to blogs about moms that are obsessed with their kids.Thanks, Grace

danielle
danielle

Hi Elysa,I love your blog! It's great to see such a "fresh" voice on the web.Sincerely,Daniellewww.telldanielle.com

celesteandshannon
celesteandshannon

Hi Elysa,We are big fans of your site and became avid readers while doing research and writing our book Last One Down the Aisle Wins. Like you, we're big proponents of living your twenties to the fullest. We are interested in partnering with you in some capacity. You can email us privately at connect@lastonedowntheaislewins.com

Cashmere Robe
Cashmere Robe

Wow...You and all of your friends is beautiful.

Thanh
Thanh

Hey Elysa, I was noticing your numerous topics that you've posted on. For your next career piece for the 20-something gal, please link to a great post I've written: http://www.biggirldomain.com/archives/444about dealing with the 20-something syndrome of I don't know what I want!I've gone through the many trials and tribulations in answering that question that every 20-something girl goes through: what do I want. And you?Thanks in advance!-Thanh

Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin

I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog! You have all kinds of great information. I am in the process of writing a book for girls in their Twenties and I would love to interview you for research. Would you be interested? If so, I will leave my email address in the login for this comment. Would love to get your thoughts and I will continue to dig into your blog. Thanks for your time!Sincerely,Sarah Martinwww.sheseeks.orgwww.liveitoutblog.com

Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin

I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog! You have all kinds of great information. I am in the process of writing a book for girls in their Twenties and I would love to interview you for research. Would you be interested? If so, I will leave my email address in the login for this comment. Would love to get your thoughts and I will continue to dig into your blog. Thanks for your time!Sincerely,Sarah Martinwww.sheseeks.orgwww.liveitoutblog.com

Beeba
Beeba

hey! discovered ur blog via Small Hands Big Ideas. Love ur blog!

Gigi
Gigi

This is such a great idea!!! I am a twenty something girl that is totally not ready to be in the mommy blog network, but I'm excited to find my own kind! Check out my twentysomething blog! gigianne.wordpress.com

Trainerpack
Trainerpack

I am 27 and can totally relate! I enjoy your blog.

J Henderson
J Henderson

Hi...I just wanted to say that I stumbled across your website through twitter, I am a novice Web Designer/Graphic Artist and i attend the Art Institute of Dallas. I am about to begin training my mind and soul for the arts!! I love the arts yet each and every day something wonderful and unique happens, I just want to find the right tools to portray my thoughts in color, depth and in innovative ways!! I have a long ways to go but i have the fire and the desire to do what it takes to get there, I love your site and would love to get feedback once i truly start to blog!! I hope to develop a community with you through blogging and social networking please if you know of any events in the area drop me a line!!

MaryAnn
MaryAnn

Love your story and your blog. Please visit whatsinurbox.com I saw you like to drink wine we'll here's one for you. One night my friend and I were polishing off a bottle or 2 of wine and my cell kept buzzing. She looked at me and said "whats in ur box?" We laughed hard and the next thing we know we have a texting apparel company - it's fun. Would love to see you in our T.

Mike D. Merrill
Mike D. Merrill

Elysa, great meeting you tonight at the 4/20 DFW Social Media Marketing meetup. #dfwsm. I look forward to your blog posts and other interactions. @mikedmerrill Mike D. Merrill

Rebecca
Rebecca

Love your site! Glad to see there are other blogs devoted to 20-something women on the web!

Rose
Rose

I'm so glad I made it here. I need to get my blog a rollin'!

Tiffany
Tiffany

Hey Elysa! I know I randomly found you on Twitter awhile back, but this is the first time I've actually checked out your genpink.com site. Can you believe it!? Anyways, it's great to see how much ambition and motivation a 26 year old female in the design community has. It's motivating to read about since I'm a 27 year old female designer as well. I'm an absolute sponge. I'm constantly soaking up all the new technology, social media sites, and design trends. Right now I'm pushing all my energy into relocating to DFW. Hopefully one day when I make it you'll see a Tweet about it! :) Of course, I'll have to post a twitpic because I'll be the happiest person. You have a wonderful site. One I'll be frequenting more often. I would definitely enjoy picking your brain more about graphic design and the Dallas design community. :) Take Care – drop me a line sometime!

Sarah
Sarah

Hey! Sydney Owen recommended your blog to me! I have added it to the iamgenerationy.com feed - let me know if ok with you! Will enjoy reading this a lot! Sarah

amy
amy

great site! email me when you can-want to talk more about your social media strategy - maybe lunch?!

Pace
Pace

Hi, Elysa! I think I found you through #sxsw on Twitter. *waves* Cheers to Gen Pink! (:

daria
daria

Yay, non-mommy bloggers unite! There are clearly enough of us out there, and we need to stick together. Or at least support each other through the quarter-life-crisisy times of our 20s. Or just listen to each other. Hooray!

Julie
Julie

GREAT website! Love it :-)

Kairol Rosenthal
Kairol Rosenthal

Hi Elysa, Your blog is beautiful (yes to crisp white space!) and your writing is great: I cannot stop reading. I noticed you have written a bit about being the daughter and niece of cancer survivors. I was diagnosed with cancer at 27. After treatment, I ditched my hospital gown, became a patient advocate for Gen X and Y’ers with cancer, and traveled from the Big Apple to the Bible Belt to record their juicy and taboo stories. The result is my new book, Everything Changes: The Insider's Guide to Cancer in Your 20's and 30's. Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week is coming up April 5-11. I’d love to chat with you about guesting or being interviewed on your blog. There’s no sugar coating or pity parties with me. I’m all about educating other Gen Y’ers with practical tips and resources—on everything from cancer sex toys and body image to alternative medicine, work life, and health insurance woes—with a healthy dose of humor mixed in. I second your MLK dream of getting ride of cancer one day – especially for those of us young ones who’ve got so much living to do. Let me know if you want me to send you a copy of my book, and let’s chat! Best, Kairol

Shawn
Shawn

Cool site! Looking forward to talking more with you.

Brad Ruggles
Brad Ruggles

Hey, just stopping by and checking out your site. Love it! Can't wait to read more.

Elle B.
Elle B.

Hi Elysa! Wonderful blog. Thanks so much for sharing. I was in the same place as you in that I could rarely find good blogs for the 20-something , career driven, yet feminine woman. That's when I started my own and it's been a thrilling experience so far! Thanks again!

elysa
elysa

someone in their 20s.

elysa
elysa

Thanks Amber! I subscribe to yours already, assuming you found me from me tweeting about you. Circle of the social life. :D

elysa
elysa

welcome! any friend of Janet's is a friend of mine.

elysa
elysa

the original idea behind GenPink was to stand for Gen Y Women so even when I'm 30 something (pretty soon) I'll still be Gen Y so I'll just change my tagline it'll always be genpink though and I imagine I'll still have guest authors in 20s.

elysa
elysa

nice to meet ya Bonnie. feel free to send me an email with your guest post idea info at genpink

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