Yes! This is why I love @slackmistress @toryhoke @intellichick and other kick ass ladies who write/live/represent where young women should go with their lives!
Video on women, media and leadership. A compelling watch (via @dullservants)
I am nearly 40 years old.
Married to a really awesome dude.
Have a seriously great dog.
Have some accomplishments to my name like Emmy nominations, finishing a half-marathon, and people thinking that I’m a funnypants.
Am nearly 40 years old.
And still feel ashamed that I will never have a body that looks good in a bikini.
I am smart enough to know that that is silly. I take care of myself: I eat well, I run, I do sprints. I lift heavy weights. I am accomplished professionally. I have a happy marriage and a dog that rubs her butt over everything I own.
And yet I still feel this way. I am smart, mature, accomplished, healthy, funny, happy, don’t have a face that would be described as monsterlike, and yet I feel bad that I don’t look good in a piece of fucking swimwear.
There’s a lot of reasons that I feel that way, and a lot of the reasons date back to when I was a kid. People are sometimes shocked when they discover that I write tween/teen TV. But I think if there’s anything I can do to not make kids feel weird, awkward, or left out - and make fart jokes in the process - why wouldn’t I do that?
Here’s to the future President Spacegirl. I hope it’ll be my niece, so she can have Secret Service cart my drunken ass around the capitol!
My lovely wife says important stuff.