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"We wanted to do this celebration of the un-famous, and celebrate how everybody is interesting when they are interested in something,” Poehler said. “Sometimes this thing happens, where people think caring about something is lame. So we wanted to not be afraid of any earnestness."

- Amy Poehler on Smart Girls at The Party (via benknope-wyatt)

legendary:

The legendary Digital Network continues to grow as Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls joins nerdist and geekandsundry! Smart Girls will be “providing funny and inspirational content for all the goofballs out there” to quote Poehler, and we are thrilled to support their female empowering online community.

ICYMI, Smarties :)

carolinaxurueta:

“It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.”
humansofnewyork:

"She got The Politest Student of the Month Award."
seachangeprogram:

Love this image from the Repeal Hyde Art Project!

twloha:

Greenland 2012: Chasing the Light by Zaria Forman

Artist Zaria Forman creates large-scale, realistic landscapes using only chalk pastels. 

"In August 2012, I led an Arctic expedition up the NW coast of Greenland. Called "Chasing the Light," it was the second expedition the mission of which was to create art inspired by this dramatic geography. The first, in 1869, was led by the American painter William Bradford. My mother, Rena Bass Forman, had conceived the idea for the voyage, but did not live to see it through. During the months of her illness her dedication to the expedition never wavered and I promised to carry out her final journey.

These drawings were inspired by this trip. Documenting climate change, the work addresses the concept of saying goodbye on scales both global and personal. In Greenland, I scattered my mother’s ashes amidst the melting ice.”  

Forman donates a percent of all sales to 350.org, a global climate movement. 

kickassfemaleathletes:

Softball pitcher Taryne Mowatt won the 2007 Women’s College Softball World Series with the Arizona Wildcats. Mowatt was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. She would go on to win the ESPYs for Best Female Athlete and Best Female College Athlete. 
ourtimeorg:

Exactly.

"If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?"

- Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (via wordsnquotes)

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claireayoublaughingatthings:

ucblove:

Nicole doing good work.

Nicole Byer — sunshine in our lives <3 

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elegently:

that moment when you want tell a joke but you laugh so much that you can’t tell.

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femininefreak:

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014

Both by Dan Bagan

Ella Fitzgerald. Photographed by Carl Van Vechten. (1940)

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