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Notes To My 12-Year-Old Self: No One is Perfect
Hey Dani, Ahh angrily flipping, looking for a blank page so you can start writing furiously in your journal? And I know moments ago you slammed your bedroom door in defiance. Reclaiming your space away from everyone you believe has wronged or disappointed you today. I’m not here to take sides. I am here to tell you that it’s okay to feel hurt, upset or angered by the people you love or look up to in your life. But it’s also not the end of the wor...
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Tues-DIY with The Ladies of the Offerman Woodshop!
The Lee and Jane of the Offerman Woodshop had Smart Girls over to see what they are up to at the shop! Check it out☝ Wanting more? Pick up a copy of ‘Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at the Offerman Woodshop’ (on presale now and available October 17th) : "Now Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experiences of working at the Woodshop, tell you all about their passion for the discipline of woodworking, and teach you h...
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Sexual Assault Is Not Locker Room Banter
The recent release of the 2005 audio recording of Donald Trump, taped during an Access Hollywood interview, has been universally denounced and is deeply disturbing. Smart Girls co-founders Amy Poehler and Meredith Walker had the following to say about it: Here at Smart Girls we strive everyday to enhance the lives of young women. The recent comments from Donald Trump cannot be dismissed as simple "locker room banter." Bragging about sexual assau...
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Meet the Chef de Cuisine and General Manager of Untitled in NYC
As we all know, New York City is known for its numerous amazing restaurants. But lately, one in particular has been consuming all of our attention: Untitled. Located inside the beautiful Whitney Museum of American Art, this restaurant has two talented women at the helm: Chef de Cuisine Suzanne Cupps, and General Manager Gia SanAngelo. These ladies work together to provide a memorable dining experience to both guests who have attended the museum, ...
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Notes to My 12-Year Old Self: Female Friendships Are Important
Dear Heather, You’re 12 and I’m… not. And in the 16 years that have passed since I’ve been you, I’ve learned a lot. Some I wish I’d known years before, but a lot will be learned at the exact moment you need it most. So I’m not sharing it all with you quite yet. However, there’s one thing that I think knowing would make the next few years more fun—girls are cool and life is more fun with them in it. I promise. It’s the truth. Female friendships ar...
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My STUPID Journey
My greatest fear is being seen as stupid. All of my school life, I tried to prove my intelligence to others and to myself. It was a drive, but through a superficial lens: don’t look stupid. Don’t look dumb. But the thing is, now I’m in comedy. And having a fear of looking stupid is not compatible with the comedy world. My junior year of college, I decided to confront my fear head-on when I did a one-woman show where I played Mr. Bean and performe...
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Friendly, Neighborhood News Anchor: Being Comfortable In Your Own Skin
The old saying goes: “It’s not what’s on the outside that counts, it’s what’s on inside.” But as TV news anchor Dion Lim found out the hard way, what’s on the outside can help what’s on the inside shine through. Scratch, scratch, scratch. The wool sweater was driving me nuts. Since I was paying so much attention to my uncomfortable my sweater and ill-fitting boxy brown suit jacket with shoulder pads, I wasn’t paying attention to the teleprompter...
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Smartist & Author Jennifer Weiner: "There's Value When Women Tell Their Stories Honestly"
The author chats with Smart Girls about sharing parts of her life with readers, and hoping to make the world a better place for her daughters and all women.
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The Things You Do for Love: The New "Freaky Friday"
In Freaky Friday, a mother and daughter change bodies for a day and discover that switching roles is not as easy as they had previously thought. In 2013, I moved in with my parents in order to take care of my mother with Alzheimer’s. Looking back now, I realize that the first year living at home with my parents after being on my own for most of my adult life was really about role reversal. Even though I’m in my 40’s, I was still used to them bein...
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Smart Girls Understand: Sustainable Fashion
The clothing we buy at chain stores and most local boutiques isn’t made by machines or 3D printers. People, not machines, make almost everything we wear, from socks to jeans to dresses to hats. Whether it’s a “hand-embroidered” scarf at a small local boutique or a t-shirt that is sold in thousands of stores across the country, the garments, shoes, and accessories we buy are the result of human labor. Unfortunately, in the world we live in today, ...
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Meet Smart Girl Ziwe Fumudoh Here to Make You LOL on a Daily Basis
It’s no secret that we all want to see more women and diversity on late night television. For each Samantha Bee we fight to get to watch, there seems to be five men just offered shows on a whim, which is why we should all be paying attention to twenty four year old up and comer Smart Girl Ziwe Fumudoh. Quoted in the New Yorker, profiled on Splitsider, contributor to The Onion and Reductress, and working full time doing all sorts of funny for Abov...
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What's Your Pow Factor?: Roots and Rythms
Powfactor celebrates the special ingredient inside everyone that empowers them to change the world. Smart Girls is thrilled to have partnered with Cartoon Network and The Powerpuff Girls to help introduce Powfactor and those who embody its spirit, in this original mini docu-series. With a shared goal of empowering young girls, Cartoon Network and Smart Girls developed each episode as a testament to different ways people use their special ingredie...
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Funny, Thoughtful and Deceivingly educational programming by Amy Poehler.
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Change the World by Being Yourself.

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls is an online community for young girls and the young at heart, that encourages women in activism, volunteerism, cultural exchange, and self-expression through the arts.

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