Psychologists have found that coloring can be a great de-stressing activity, not just for children, but for adults as well. According to our friends at the Huffington Post: “The practice generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. In simplest terms, coloring has a de-stressing effect because when […]
Let me begin with two confessions. Confession #1: I was bullied viciously and relentlessly from the fourth to the sixth grade, and, I once participated in bullying someone. Both being the victim and the bully left me feeling nauseous, and though difficult for me, these experiences helped me write a line of my personal manifesto: […]
Legendary Entertainment has acquired Smart Girls at the Party, the female empowering online community from Amy Poehler, headed by Meredith Walker. Smart Girls will join Nerdist and Geek & Sundry as part of the Legendary Digital Network overseen by Legendary’s President of Television and Digital Media, Bruce Rosenblum.
It might seem foreign to many of us now, in 2014, to imagine a time when women were not allowed to vote, let alone run for public office. It is especially bewildering here, in the United States, where we see empowered political women almost every day – where women can run for seats in local […]
With the general elections being held a month from now, on November 4, 2014, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the deadlines for registering to vote.
In searching for inspiration on musician, writer, and actress Carrie Brownstein, I didn’t have to look far. She has participated in so many creative endeavors including Portlandia, the Riot Grrrl movement, Sleater-Kinney, NPR, Wild Flag, and so much more. I first became a fan of Carrie, as many of us have, through watching the quirky […]
Claire Morgan is an internationally exhibited artist based in London. Using drawings and sculpture, she has a particular interest in the natural world and natural forms. She often uses taxidermy in her sculptures, where she suspends creatures and plants in the air, creating a delicate spectacle exploring time and change. Here, I interviewed Claire about […]
It’s no secret that opera, a four-hundred year old craft known for amazing voices and intricate plots, has struggled in wooing audiences in recent years. Early this year, The Metropolitan Opera House announced that they “brought in only 69 percent of its total potential box office revenue last season…the lowest in recent years”. At the mention […]
Did you miss our LIVE Google hangout with NY Times Bestselling Author Megan McCafferty and YA Author Rebecca Stead? Never fear, Smart Girls! You can watch the whole hangout here on amysmartgirls.com
What do doe-eyed vixens, melodically-driven indie pop and Brooklyn, New York have in common? Gracie and Rachel, of course. This up and coming piano/voice and violin duo are stealing hearts from coast to coast with their original music and inspiring outlook on the act of creating art.