Client: Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Female empowerment is my JAM. It's been a privilege to write essays, articles, and social posts for Amy Poehler's Smart Girls since 2013. Favorite thing is a tie: 1) Writing my Notes to My 12-Year-Old Self essays and 2) Running a #PositivityPowerHour on Twitter to shout our accomplishments from the mobile mountaintops.

Essays

E is for Embarrassment: Confessions of a GynoKid

I wrote about being raised by small-town gynecologists for the ABCs of Smart Girls. 

 

Notes to My 12-Year-Old Self - Blue

Little C learns that it's okay to ask for help.

 

Notes to My 12-Year-Old Self - Sorry, Not Sorry

Little C learns the damaging effects of over-apologizing. 

 

Notes to My 12-Year-Old Self - Take the Plunge

Don’t let insecurity stand in the way of doing what you love. 

 

Notes to My 12-Year-Old Self - Make the Call

Little C stops moping and gets proactive. 

 

Notes to My 12-Year-Old Self - Raise Your Hand

Little C learns about confidence. 

Articles

A Queer Feminist Comic Written by Queer Feminists? Consider Us Moonstruck

An interview with the creators of the Moonstruck comic.

 

Op-Ed: Hillary Clinton’s Wellesley Grad Speech About More Than Just Trump

I attended Wellesley's 2017 graduation and wrote about HRC's speech.

 

After-School STEM Programs Need Our Help

I interviewed the founders of STEM Next about the Trump Administration's

budget cuts to after-school education.

 

The Lost Female Geniuses of History

I interviewed Claudia Kalb, author of National Geographic Magazine's

"What Makes a Genius?", about the science of genius and the role

of female geniuses in history.

 

Changing the Future for Vulnerable Children

I interviewed CNN's Arwa Damon and youth leader Meghan Pasricha about their

work with vulnerable children and winning 2017 World of Children Awards.

 

#TaxMarch: A Call for Transparency

I interviewed adults and kids at the 2017 Tax March in NYC.  

 

Positively Pressing: 7 Ways to Practice Kindness Today

In honor of Random Acts of Kindness Day!

 

Smart Girl Guide to Self Care

5 ways to practice self-care in 5 minutes or less. 

 

Happy Pi Day!

Article celebrating trailblazing female mathematicians in honor of Pi Day. 

 

Galentine’s Day with Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair

I interviewed the co-creators and co-stars of USA’s Playing House

over tea and coloring for In Too Steep. 

 

My Funny Galentine

In honor of Galentine’s Day, I interviewed Girl Code’s Nicole Byer

about comedy and her friendship with BFF Sasheer Zamata.

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