I don’t think I really need to tell you who this lady is. Between co-hosting Weekend Update on SNL, playing Sarah Palin on SNL (“I can see Russia from my house” will live on for years to come), starring in 30 Rock and authoring Bossypants, Ms. Fey is now a household name. Let’s not forget all the writing she’s done for SNL and 30 Rock either. I loved her portrayal of Kim Baker in Whisky Tango Foxtrot as well. I listened to the audiobook version of Bossypants recently, and I was so charmed by her humility. Not only is she hilarious, but she has a great head on her shoulders. I have to also mention that I think she’s beautiful. The lady can wear a gown like nobody’s business.
Ms. Fey doesn’t really fit in a box, and I love that about her. I feel a kinship with her about that. She’s funny, she’s smart, she’s beautiful, she’s a great writer, and she’s a great actress. She can do it all! She’s okay with her nerdiness, because she’s so into what she’s doing that she doesn’t care what anyone thinks. We all nerd out about something, and that’s okay. In fact, that’s awesome – to be that into what you’re doing. Passion is everything. Ms. Fey embodies this mindset.
Looking at her work collectively, there is a theme here – strong women. And that’s the best part about Ms. Fey: She is a strong woman, she plays strong women doing their thing with no consideration for what everyone else thinks, and she builds up other women (see: her friendship with Amy Poehler. I mean, friendship goals all the way). Strong women helping other women. I like that. For consistently inspiring other women to go for it, Ms. Fey is my WCW.