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Monday, July 25, 2011

My Monday Muse: Five Inspirational Truths with Some Visuals

Amy Poehler made her Saturday Night Live debut as a featured player, appearing in the first show to air after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. She was promoted to full cast member within a few months. The only other SNL cast member to have this distinction is Eddie Murphy.

In 2008 when the Emmy rules were expanded to include shows other than narratives, she was the first SNL cast member to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy.

She has a web series called Smart Girls at the Party, “The show that celebrates extraordinary individuals who are changing the world by being themselves.” In each episode, she interviews a different girl about her interests and aspirations. Her interviewees have included a 10-year-old steel drum player, a 13-year-old chef, and Ruby, a 7¾-year-old feminist (see video below). 

Find more videos like this on Smart Girls at the Party

Amy offered this advise to the Harvard 2011 graduating class: “You can’t do it alone. As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you. Spend a lot of time with them and it will change your life. Besides, it’s much more fun to succeed and fail with other people. You can blame them when things go wrong.” 
 Said Amy in Bust Magazine, "I just feel like any woman out there who is not writing, producing, getting her voice out there, should hurry up, you know? Get to it."

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