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Mena Trott

Mena Grabowski Trott
Mena Trott
Born Mena Grabowski
(1977-09-16) 16 September 1977 (age 36)
Occupation Blogger
Known for Co-founder of Six Apart, creator of Movable Type and TypePad

Mena Grabowski Trott (born Mena Grabowski on 16 September 1977) is a co-founder of Six Apart, creator of Movable Type and TypePad. The company name originates from the fact that Trott and co-founder/ex-husband Benjamin Trott were born six days apart.

Trott was president of Six Apart. She remains on the Board of Directors after the merger which resulted in the formation of Say Media.[1] She made her first efforts in weblogging at in 2001.

Movable Type was originally developed by Mena Trott and Benjamin Trott during a period of unemployment in late 2001 for Mena's personal blogging use.

Trott was named one of the People of the Year by PC Magazine in 2004.[2] That same year, she was named a member of the TR100 by MIT Technology Review magazine, as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35.[3]

Mena Trott now operates the blog "The Sew Weekly" at The blog encourages people to "sew one garment a week". Each week, Mena develops a theme, such as "tickled pink" (garments made from pink fabric) and "celebrating mothers" (garments which our mothers wore). Community members may upload pictures of their completed projects along with a short post for blog followers to view.


External links

  • About Six Apart
  • Mena's Corner -- Trott's Six Apart weblog
  • Trott's weblog
  • Sew Weekly Sewing site by Mena Trott.
  • Mena Trott's 18 min Talk at TED Conference (2006) Monterey, CA

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