I ran across this and I just had to sit and watch. It begins with the funniest Barbie ad I’ve ever seen and continues on with Amy Poehler, an American comedian and actress (Mean Girls and Baby Mama). Amy was also a member of the Saturday Night Live cast for the better part of the last decade. While Amy is known for her humor, in the above video for CozmoTVNetwork, you’ll see a little more serious side of Poehler with a hint of comedy mixed in.
You can see the title, “Smart Girls at the Party”, and I love it. I have a 12 year old who is highly intelligent and yet, sometimes I think she doubts her popularity or her ability to have friends. I love how this show emphasizes the importance of being yourself. In fact, a statement on their website says “girls changing the world by being themselves”, it’s the perfect statement that every adolescent girl needs to hear. In fact, I had this very conversation with my daughter the other day, not only telling her, but emphasizing the same holds true for her friends. They need to like each other for who they are now, not who they think they need to be to impress others. This really is a tough age.
I really believe in what this video has to offer and I have agreed to help spread the word. If you would like to help, you can get your own widget here and put it on your own site. If you are a parent, I’m sure you will agree that this is an important issue for all kids. Watch this video and you’ll see a wonderful young lady who is being true to herself. I am looking forward to future episodes. By the way, this image can also be embedded on your MySpace or Facebook pages.