“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.”
- MALALA YOUSAFZAI
THIS WEEK'S BAD ASS BITCH IS
Amy Poehler is an actor, comedian, producer, director, writer and all around BAD ASS know for founding the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 2001-2008, founder of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. star of one of the all time greatest comedies - Parks & Recreation, executive producer of another amazing female-driven powerhouse - Broad City, as well as Swedish sitcom, Welcome to Sweden, and Hulu’s Difficult People.
In 2008, along with Meredith Walker and Amy Mills, Amy Poehler launched Smart Girls At The Party a digital series aimed “to help girls find confidence in their own aspirations and talents.” Each episode featured Poehler interviewing a girl with a "unique talent, community interest or point of view.” Smart Girls at the Party relaunched in 2012 as part of Google’s Youtube Original Channel Initiative, including additional shows from the Smart Girls team.
In 2011 Amy Poehler was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 she hosted the Golden Globes, alongside longtime friend and collaborator, Tina Fey.
In 2014 Smart Girls was acquired by Legendary Entertainment, and the channel continues to produce content, including a segment called “Ask Amy” where viewers can ask Amy for life advice, or perhaps suggest that she come be a guest on HAGS podcast.
In the same year, Amy published her memoir, Yes, Please (highly recommended), and she was nominated for a Grammy for the spoke word album. She has won a Golden Globe for Parks and Rec, and been nominated for two others. She won a Primetime Emmy for her work on Saturday Night Live (share with Tina Fey) and was nominated 17 other times. She and Tina also won a Writers Guild Award for their work on the 71st Golden Globes. And the list goes on and on. We can’t wait to see what she’s working on next! CLEARLY, Amy Poehler is a BOSS ASS BITCH.
December 24, 2017