Yas Girl of the Week

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Yas Girl Of The Week: Brooke Guinan

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Brooke Guinan is the New York Fire Department’s first and only transgender firefighter and has been gaining lots of attention after she released a poster for the Vocal Organization for International Courage and Equality’s “So Gay So What” campaign. The poster features Brooke proudly, standing with a shirt that says “So trans, so what?” in a cry for an end to transgender discrimination.

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Yas Girl of the Week: Amy Poehler

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Amy Poehler is probably the most beloved and popular comedians working today. On top of her Golden Globe-winning stint on Parks And Recreation, her Golden Globe hosting gigs, and her general busy life, she found time to write her first book, Yes PleaseThe book is full of funny personal stories and advice on everything from her days on Saturday Night Live to her divorce from Will Arnett to sitting in George Clooney’s lap. Read more…

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Yas Girl Of The Week: Jennifer Garner

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Jennifer Garner spoke out against sexism in the media this week, sharing her feelings at the Elle Women in Hollywood event. She pointed out how differently her and husband, Ben Affleck are treated by the media. While speaking at the event, Jennifer said she was a little upset that an event just to celebrate women had to exist. E! Reports: “The ‘men in Hollywood’ event is every day – it’s called Hollywood. Fifty-one per cent of the population should not have to schedule a special event to celebrate the fact that in an art that tells the story of what it means to be human and alive, we get to play a part.”

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Yas Girl of the Week: Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence is back in the spotlight and speaking out about her stolen private photos. This week Jennifer graced the cover of Vanity Fair and spoke candidly about being a victim of the recent celebrity nude photo leaks: “Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” she told the magazine. “It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world.”

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Yas Girl of the Week: Amal Alamuddin

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If you aren’t already clued in to incredible badass lawyer Amal Alamuddin, you should be. This London-based barrister and activist was born in Lebanon and graduated from both Oxford and New York University. She even clerked under future Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor while in law school. Amal specializes in international law, criminal law, human rights, and extradition.

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Yas Girl of the Week: Emma Watson

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Emma Watson isn’t just inspiring you to want to go to Hogwarts, she’s also inspiring men and women to come together and fight injustices worldwide. This week, the Harry Potter star and U.N. Women’s Goodwill Ambassador gave an impassioned speech at the United Nations about feminism that has roused a host of other celebrities to join the fight for gender equality.

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