Michelle Obama announced the launch of the #62MillionGirls campaign at last weekend’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. In a video message to the global audience, FLOTUS talked about how personal it is for her to work toward improving the state of education for girls worldwide.
“I see myself in these girls. I see my daughters in these girls. These girls are our girls, and I simply cannot walk away from them. So for me, this is truly a moral issue. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jun 22, 2015
I was as stoked about the new Disney/Pixar film Inside Out coming out on Friday, June 19 as any 6-year-old in America. A movie, starring Amy Poehler, about feelings going on inside a preteen girl’s head? What could be better?
When I saw the movie with a few high school friends on Friday night (at 9:30, past the little-kid rush) I wasn’t disappointed. Read More
It’s hard not to imagine Mindy Kaling as anything other than her “delusionally confident, unapologetically selfish” character of Mindy Lahiri in “The Mindy Project." But at 19 she was just a lowly intern on Late Night with Conan O’Brien—although she says she was "less of a 'make copies' intern and more of a 'stalk Conan' intern." Okay, so that’s totally believable; but she’s come a long way from stalking Conan O’Brien. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Feb 12, 2015
Laverne Cox is making history once again with a new lead role on the CBS drama, Doubt. She officially signed on yesterday, making her character the first transgender regular on a CBS show.
Cox will play the part of Cameron Wirth, an Ivy-educated attorney whose firsthand experience with injustice lends compassion to her clients. Aside from being a transgender person playing a transgender character, it's not exactly the norm for a black actress to play a smart, successful professional on primetime television, which is just why we love it so much. Read More
Ever wonder what someone is really thinking? Well, Disney Pixar's new film "Inside Out" gives audiences a chance to find out.
The adorable two minute trailer follows a preteen's reaction to the awful, eye-rolling question, "How was school?" The film adheres to parental stereotypes such as the rational mother whose inner thoughts reveal her regret for passing up on a Brazilian pilot, while her absentminded, sports oriented husband remains inattentive.
The movie looks hilarious and includes comedic queens, Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling as voices for the characters Joy and Disgust. Read More
on Jul 02, 2014
When you think of the stereotypical computer technician what usually comes to mind? If you’re like me, you’re probably imagining some sort of nerdy Bill Gates look alike with wire-rimmed-glasses and a meager waistline. In today’s world, people rarely seem to associate women with these types of jobs. In fact, if you take the time to do a Google Images search for “computer technician” you won’t find a single picture of a female. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Jun 01, 2014
On Wednesday, the actress, comedian, producer and writer, Mindy Kaling returned to her hometown of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and delivered a speech full of witty sarcasm that lead to incredibly poignant truths.
Mindy Kaling is the first to admit that she does not have any sort of qualifications that scream "Harvard Law School graduation speaker,” but her speech is so self- aware, honest, and laugh-out-loud hilarious that, by the end, it is obvious Harvard made the right decision. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Apr 07, 2014
Get ready for it; we’re about to see a bunch of white males scrambling for the Late Show spot now that David Letterman has announced his retirement. The current top contenders include Jon Stewart, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, and Conan O’Brien. *yawn*
Men have traditionally hosted late night television because of the outdated gendered blocking of Television viewing times. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Dec 06, 2013
The two women with the ability to perfectly encapsulate what it means to be 13 or 23 have finally come together for the ultimate girl-talk: The Believer magazine just released Judy Blume in Conversation With Lena Dunham. The cover promises "two cultural icons discuss feminism, censorship, sex, and a sixth-grade literary hoax." I am only slightly suspicious that this sounds like the contents of my tumblr... Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Oct 02, 2013
Mindy Kaling might well be a comedic genius; her lighthearted, girlish humor resonates with profound insights into modern womanhood. She plays characters that are lovable and ambitious, flawed, and fallible. Her comedy is real and honest.
In her recent interview with Parade, Mindy is just as candid. She eloquently addresses the struggles she faces as a premiere figure in comedy, confessing that as an Indian woman in television, she gets treated differently. Although her work is complex and nuanced, it often gets overlooked because she is a minority in comedy. Read More