"Be easy on yourself. Have fun. Only hang around people that are positive and make you feel good. Anybody who doesn’t make you feel good, kick them to the curb. And the earlier you start in your life the better. The minute anybody makes you feel weird and non-included or not supported, you know, either beat it or tell them to beat it."
advice that some don’t figure out until they are 22
"Girls have to fight against a lot of the same stuff we did growing up…peer pressure, exploitation, etc. But what worries me the most is this trend that caring about something isn’t cool. That it’s better to comment on something than to commit to it. That it’s so much cooler to be unmotivated and indifferent. Our culture can get so snarky and ironic sometimes and we kind of wanted Smart Girls to celebrate the opposite of that."
Amy Poehler, on empowering you girl thru her web-series, “Smart Girls At The Party.” (via camewiththeframe)
Start writing. Write your own stuff because no one’s going to write anything for you. Perform only with people you get along with because life is too short. Write about what you know. Find your distinctive voice. Don’t be so adaptable to what your boyfriend thinks is funny. Remember that you’re rock solid. Make yourself laugh. If you’re funny, it doesn’t matter what you look like.