WCW: Tina Fey


Comedian, writer, producer and actress Tina Fey was born Elizabeth Stamatina Fey on May 18, 1970, in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, to parents Donald and Jeannec Fay. Jeannec Fey worked in a brokerage firm and Donald Fey wrote grants for the University of Pennsylvania. At the age of five, Fey was in her front yard when a stranger approached her and slashed her face with a knife, leaving her with the signature scar she still carries today. But Fey did not allow this incident to define or hinder her. Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Tina recalls a dorky adolescence filled with unplucked eyebrows and perms. In lieu of dating, Fey would have friends over to play party games like Celebrity. This self-proclaimed supernerd went on to study drama at the University of Virginia.

After graduating from college in 1992, Tina Fey moved to Chicago to pursue a career in comedy. She enrolled in the comedy training ground Second City, a renowned program where many Saturday Night Live (SNL) comedians got their start. In 1995, SNL writers came to Second City looking for new talent and were encouraged by Tina Fey’s aptitude. When SNL producer Lorne Michaels read Fey’s sketch ideas, she was offered a job as an SNL writer. It may be hard for some to imagine Tina Fey prior to stardom and her trademark sexy librarian image, but husband Jeff Richmond remembers dating a Tina who wore “mismatched frumpy clothing” on a heavier, Rubenesque frame.

After several years in New York, Fey became the first female head writer in SNL history. However, when critics were apprehensive of casting her because she didn’t have the looks, Fey realized she needed a diet and a makeover.

It was during the show’s 25th season when Fey was able to transform her image and establish a fan base. Fey was cast as a news reporter on the regular “Weekend Update” sketch with Jimmy Fallon, where she wrote many of the segments’ most popular biting jokes.

Love this woman… perhaps my favorite Fey video is below 🙂 Enjoy!


Source: Tina Fey on Update | Saturday Night Live – Yahoo Screen

Donald Trump just gave a master class on how to get away with sexism

Donald Trump just gave a master class on how to get away with sexism – Vox.

After hearing and watching the behavior that Donald Trump displayed on the GOP debate this week, I was utterly disgusted in this man and his behavior.  I found a great article on vox.com that talks about about how Donald Trump’s behavior is a classic case of dismissing mistreatment of women and ultimately trying to make himself the victim.  Watch the clip, see what you think, the article below the clip brings up some great points.

Abby Whelan on Feminism

Do I have any other fellow Scandal lovers out there?  I am continually impressed by this show and the way in which Shonda Rhimes addresses social and political issues in such a captivating way .

One of my all time favorite monologues regarding the double standards of females in power is below… enjoy!

For those of you who don’t watch… a quick recap.  Abby is the White House Press Secretary.  Her boyfriend and ex-boyfriend have both been caught up in a scandal in which they are linked as past partners to a woman who is about to publish an expose on the various sexual escapades she has had with several high profile D.C. men.  Abby decides that she will need to resign her position based on her history with these two men.  When her current boyfriend seems confused by Abby’s decision to resign she explains to him the double standards that she is judged upon.  


A great reminder of how many times throughout the day I say I’m sorry… instead of just saying why I am there, what I think, or what I need.

Ever since watching this I make a conscious effort to stop apologizing for being who I am and asking questions.  I challenge myself daily to stop saying I’m sorry for being present and engaged.  In the beginning I was so surprised by how many times I apologize for something that I am not sorry for…nor should I be.

I challenge you to remove “sorry” from your vocabulary.  The impact I have seen over the last year in my professional and personal life has made a BIG impact.  Try it out and see how you do!