Her character Leslie Knope teaches us that the three most important things in life are:
But off the screen, Amy Poehler has proven to be a strong and inspiring role model. Here are the top 10 reasons why we love Amy:
Amy created a website/youtube channel called Smart Girls at the Party, which is devoted to empowering teen girls. She is using the power of social media to bring young women together and help them find their voice and the confidence to use it.
She isn’t scared of calling herself a feminist.
She plays a strong female character who isn’t afraid of standing up for what she believes in.
Amy is like our quirky internet Mom. She’s always here to give us great advice:
Taking risks is important.
Amy and Aubrey Plaza want us to know that it’s okay to feel like a weirdo sometimes. Weirdos rule the world.
There’s nothing wrong with being bossy.
She encourages girls to take pride in who they are.
Reminds us not to let people tell us what to do!
“There’s power in looking silly and not caring what you do.”
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In the spirit of Women’s History Month, our thoughts are drawn to the many women who contribute to society in a myriad of ways while expecting nothing in return. They are hidden from view. Yet these women are transforming communities and making a positive difference in the world. They are unsung heroines.
March is about celebrating women… something we’re pretty excited about. There is so much to appreciate, so many barriers yet to topple, and so many amazing women to recognize for their accomplishments.
Ah, Valentine’s Day. Every year we look forward to it, but here’s the thing. Ever since Eve Ensler started One Billion Rising as part of her V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls, we’ve felt conflicted about this holiday.