March 6, 2012

Lady Inspiration Week: 30 Somethings

Rachel Maddow
Continuing on with Lady Inspiration Week, I'd like to spotlight women in their 30s who inspire me:

Rachel Maddow broke down barriers in the political world being the first openly gay host. Not only did she accomplish that but it earned her own show! Maddow reminds us of what news reporting used to be: reporting the hard facts than showing a bias. She was able to pursue the career she dreamed of while not having to sacrifice who she is. 

Amanda MarcotteSamhita Mukhopadhyay host my favorite feminist podcast, Opinionated. Amanda writes for several major publications including Slate, The Daily Beast and The Nation. Samhita is feminist activist who goes around the world giving lectures about being a modern feminist. She is the author of “Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life.” These ladies are power houses and I love that came together on this podcast.

Jessica Valenti works with Samhita on the great site Feministing. She was called one of the "Top 100 Inspiring Women" in the world by The Guardian. She has written three books: Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters, He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut…and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know, and The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women. She's appeared on Colbert Report so she's a celeb to me.

Who would you add to the list?


  1. I'll definitely check out the podcast, thanks for the tip!

  2. What a great series! Thank you for the introduction to a few inspirational ladies!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  3. I would add Felicia Day to the list. She created an amazing web-series, The Guild, out of a something she really enjoyed, gaming. I'm really inspired by her and hope to some day be successful as her when it comes to pursuing my passions.

    I'm also going to check out the other awesome 30's you've mentioned. :)

    1. Oh very cool - its nice to have heroes who followed their passions!


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