Posts Tagged: community

Guest Post: Reclaiming the Ancient Girls’ Club

Today’s post comes to us from one of my best friends in the whole world. I met Tehilah Eisenstadt in a college poetry class. After two classes together, I stopped her on her way out and told her that I liked her poetry and that we should be friends. That was 18 years ago. She lives in Brooklyn and I live in Minneapolis, but we talk every week. (Or at least try to.) She is one of the smartest, kindest, most resilient and amazing people I have the honor to know and I am certain we’ll be friends until we’re absolutely ancient old ladies. And beyond. read more

This Week I Love …

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Smart Girls at the Party.

I’ve already told you how much I adore and admire Amy Poehler, but this resource deserves a special shout-out. Here’s why:

Frequently, I am asked for body-positive, intelligent resources for young girls and women so I’m always on the lookout. And as most of you know, there just aren’t that many. The body-positive ones tend to be a little preachy and oversimplified, and the ones that focus on building confidence in young girls are often fairly specific (many are science- and math-focused) or a little condescending. What I love about SGATP is that it provides lots of adult input – like the Ask Amy series in which Poehler herself responds to reader questions on topics that range from volunteering to apologizing – but also talks to and profiles actual girls. read more