Posts Tagged: Smart Girls at the Party

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

This Week I Love …

… Amy Poehler

For the record, I know virtually nothing about how amy Poehler dresses. She’s not really a style icon to me so much as an icon icon. I never really liked her SNL work, and it seemed like her early career was mainly spent portraying loud, sexualized meanies. But WOW, has she come a long way. Here are three huge reasons I adore Amy Poehler:

Smart Girls at the Party

Slogan: Change the world by being yourself. Smart Girls at the Party is a project that Amy launched with her real life best friends Meredith Walker and Amy Miles to showcase girls who are important and excellent just because they are doing things that they are interested in and that they believe in. The website is a bit messy and chaotic, but still provides a community that young girls and women can join to connect with others with similar (or different!) interests. My favorite aspect of Smart Girls is Amy’s interviews. She speaks with girls about the interests, hobbies, and expertise and does so with tremendous respect and sincerity. My favorite? Ruby the feminist, of course. The fact that Amy Poehler launched this project makes her a superstar in my book. read more