Time Out New York: Both Smart Girls and Ask Amy are about empowering young women, and feminism informs so much of what you do. Has that always been your intention?
Amy Poehler: It’s always just been in my nature—it’s just kind of my everyday. Sometimes I access it in a conscious way, but it wasn’t always the headline of stuff that I was doing. We just had Gloria Steinem do ASSSSCAT, which was so great. [Musician and activist] Kathleen Hanna came, and I’m just a huge Kathleen Hanna fan. She, for me, was closer in age and a practicing and working feminist, at the time, that I related to. When I was in my late twenties and thirties, there were these amazing female musicians, like PJ Harvey and Björk and Kim Gordon.… These musicians are all still around, but, I mean, they were the most popular musicians! Just constant, really interesting women; sex wasn’t their currency, but they were really sexy and sexual. I gave you a long-winded answer. [Laughs] So the answer is: Yes, I consider myself a feminist, and it informs my work only in that it’s just who I am, in the same way that I’m a woman, or I’m 5’2” or whatever. I was lucky that I came through a system that had many people who did much more hard work and road-clearing before I got there.


  1. omgitstracid reblogged this from amypoehler
  2. somehowexisting reblogged this from psychedelicimprovizer
  3. dykenfats reblogged this from thestarlordquill
  4. cecilybestrong reblogged this from setherlymeyers
  5. thestarlordquill reblogged this from dementria
  6. dementria reblogged this from setherlymeyers
  7. humbleneighbourhoods reblogged this from amypoehler
  8. ashleyclairee reblogged this from amypoehler
  9. shaunnajadexo reblogged this from tayloschilling
  10. keepquietbenoisy reblogged this from tayloschilling
  11. tayloschilling reblogged this from aurbeyplaza
  12. tofindmysilverlining reblogged this from amyypoehler
  13. emersonchick reblogged this from clintash
  14. amyyclaire reblogged this from setherlymeyers
  15. psychedelicimprovizer reblogged this from katmckinnon
  16. helenaisourqueen reblogged this from unapologeticenthusiasm
  17. supermcpooper reblogged this from amypoeh1er
  18. trickedouttardis reblogged this from captainlinetti
  19. f-ightingback reblogged this from unapologeticenthusiasm
  20. unapologeticenthusiasm reblogged this from captainlinetti
  21. manyfacesofhollywood reblogged this from clintash
  22. long-island-comedium reblogged this from aurbeyplaza
  23. ab-fab reblogged this from captainlinetti
  24. setherlymeyers reblogged this from captainlinetti