I am shy and small and insignificant. Or so I thought, entering my junior year of high school and freshman year of college at the same time. Partially homeschooled my entire life, I had never stepped foot in a “real” school up until that point. I had plenty of friends and participated in sports and […]
Want to have a tea and coloring party with Smart Girls all over the globe? Now you can! We are so excited to announce the premiere of the In Too Steep Tea Party, a new monthly online show with a colorful twist.
Jazz Jennings is an internationally-recognized spokesperson for transgender youth. Having identified herself as a girl from the time she could talk, despite being born with the body of a boy, Jazz was one of the youngest people to be diagnosed as transgender, and her parents allowed her to begin living as a girl full-time when […]
This time of year, there are endless celebrations that honor various cultures, traditions and belief systems. Christmas is one of the most widely celebrated holidays noted by gift exchanges, quality time spent with friends and family, giving thanks and giving back. What’s a Smart Girl to do once the Christmas parties are over and the […]
Part of being authentically you and authentically a Smart Girl lies in being able to rise above difficult circumstances and find passion and success. No one exemplifies that spirit more than our newest Smartist, poet Lisa Marie Basile. After a challenging childhood, Basile is “shaking up the world of words” according to one New York Daily News article, with her […]
Give to a loved one. Celebrate the 12 days of gratitude!
A selfie with the wind. A plate of yawn. A guy who only talks about the stock market on a first date. The stock market being talked about ever, on any date. The color beige. Twitter as an excuse for intimacy. The opposite of a good kiss. The opposite of ears hearing a wave crash […]
Every time you finish a jam, or run across an old mason jar you can easily turn it into a thoughtful gift. Here are ten creative ways to recycle your old jars:
When I was younger, I was constantly uttering “I’m bored” — whether audibly or under my breath. It usually occurred in the lulls of summer break or in the outings with family friends who didn’t have kids my age to talk to. In public, my mom would do her best to ignore me or tell […]
“I’m bored.” That’s what we say when we are stuck with nothing to do. We think that boredom is about how uninteresting the world can be. But, that really won’t work when we stop and think about it. To be bored means that we are waiting for the world to come and entertain us. It means […]