Amy Poehler’s Best Advice for Girls

Crying

“Crying gets the sadness out, as they used to say on Free to Be, You and Me, which is an old lady reference that you should Google.” [via]

Empowerment (and fathers)

“Fathers do such a good job when they make their daughters feel like they can do anything. That’s what fathers are supposed to do: make their daughters feel loved and safe and strong.” [via]

Volunteering

What’s cool about volunteering is, once you become passionate about things, passion is what teaches us who we are and what we want our world to look like and the kind of people we want to have in our lives. So start figuring out what excites you, or what angers you, and fight for or against those things.” [via]

Standing your ground

“It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need.” [via]

Importance of sleep

“Sleep can be really magical because sometimes balance is only a day away. A good night’s sleep can suddenly change everything. You know, it can reframe how we feel about things and can open up our perspectives and make us feel like everything’s going to be okay.” [via]

Jealousy

“Sometimes jealousy masks itself as anger or resentment, and it’s good to just straight-up admit sometimes, ‘Man, I’m jealous of that.'” [via]

Embarrassment

“Everybody gets embarrassed, everybody has silly moments. And it’s in those moments that you kind of find out what you can stand, and what kind of person you are.” [via]