How to Be Like Tina Fey & Amy Poehler in 2013 Ashley Perez

Everyone sit down – we have to talk, because this is important. 2013: it’s your year.

You may already know this. In fact, there is a chance you have been psyching yourself up in the mirror for the past 20 minutes while listening to ‘Run the World (Girls)’ by Beyoncé. Oh, that’s just me? Right, moving on. 2013: it’s your year. Why? Because 2013 is the year you finally get your act together. Now that Gossip Girl is officially over (spolier alert: Gossip Girl is not a girl – figures) you can finally stop trying to be like Blair and Serena and instead set your sites on loftier women. You know who I’m talking about: quite possibly the two greatest women on the planet (who also awesomely happen to be best friends) – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Sorry, I’m back. You don’t know this, because you are not sitting in Starbucks with me while I write this (are you?) but I just passed out for six and a half minutes simply from typing the names Tina Fey and Amy Poehler together. I’m back again – only passed out for three minutes this time (this is going to be a long article).

Anyway, onto the good stuff. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, where do I start? These women are superstars— mothers, actresses, producers, writers, creators, Golden Globe hosts and not to mention all around best friends. In short, TAMY (Tina + Amy celebrity BBF name) are women to be emulated.

I don’t know about you, but 2012 was a pretty good year for me. I moved to a new country, started blogging and along the way discovered I am a feminist. What does this mean? Well, aside from burning my bra, yelling at men and not wearing deodorant (you know, the typical feminist mumbo jumbo), it mainly means I started compiling an ongoing list of the women I most admire. Despite their presence on my current list, I can’t help but feel TAMY (pronounced tay-mee) deserve their own article, dedicated to their particular brand of awesome.

And so without further ado, here are a few of the many reasons TAMY is arguably the best duo on Earth, and more importantly, what you can do in 2013 to be like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (insert shivers down your spine and goosebumps all over your body).

1. They Get Stuff Done 

TAMY are both kind, generous women, but make no mistake – they are no pushovers. After working their way up from Chicago’s famous improv troupe The Second City, both Tina and Amy have worked their hilarious butts off, making their way to SNL, the silver screen (hello, does Mean Girls mean anything to you?) and eventually their own TV shows, 30 Rock and Parks & Recreation, respectively.

How to be like TAMY in 2013 tip:

Simply put: get stuff done in 2013. Don’t be afraid to be a powerful, hilarious woman in a man’s world. Or in the words of Tina, herself:

“So, my unsolicited advice to women in the workplace is this. When faced with sexism, or ageism, or lookism, or even really aggressive Buddhism, ask yourself the following question: “Is this person in between me and what I want to do?” If the answer is no, ignore it and move on. Your energy is better used doing your work and outpacing people that way. Then, when you’re in charge, don’t hire the people who were jerky to you.” -Tina Fey, Bossypants 

2. They Don’t Take Themselves Too Seriously 

 

This is key. Just because you’re running the world doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun now and then. Both Tina and Amy are notorious for their impromptu antics: e.g. Amy Poehler at the Emmys and Tina Fey’s famous photo bombs. These ladies are at the top of their game, but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped having fun.

How to be like TAMY in 2013 tip:

Enjoy the ride. There is nothing wrong with a little ambition, the world could always use more women and men who are passionate about their goals in life. But remember, cheesy as it sounds, life is about more than the destination. So make sure you’re having fun along the way – get out there and photo bomb someone every now and then.

“No one looks stupid when they’re having fun.”- Amy Poehler

3. Go Beyond Yourself 

This year, Amy Poehler started a new YouTube channel called Smart Girls at the Party whose mission statement is simple: change the world by being you. If TAMY have consistently shown us one thing, it’s to use what you have to do good around you.

How to be like TAMY in 2013 tip:

Listen to the wisdom of Amy Poehler and change the world by being you. In 2013, look outside yourself and see where your passions can help make the world around you a better place.

Happy 2013, my friends and fellow TAMY lovers. I hope this year you find yourself following in the footsteps of these two great women (or any other great women for that matter). This is your year– I can feel it.

And finally, congratulations to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who are about to make history as the first female hosts of the Golden Globes. Tune in next Sunday, Jan 13th 8PM EST/5PM PST on NBC to watch them bring the funny.

 Featured image via RollingStone

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  1. This is wonderful!

  2. good stuff! :D two of my favourite people on television!

  3. So excited, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Golden Globes. ALL round awesomeness, thanks for the article I always love hearing how awesome TAMY is :)

  4. I fuckn love this. I am a psychology teacher, age 29. I experienced, ageism, lookism, lots of isms from an authority figure at the college I teach. I LET IT ALL GO and SHOW HER WHO IS BOSS. I am young, pretty and intelligent. I enjoy what I do and what I can offer to people. LIFE is amazing – dont waste your time getting butt-hurt by people who don’t even matter to you. Ignorance and jealousy will always be around you if you’ve got good qualities. Let these moments help you shine even more in this world.

  5. I loved this article and these women are such great role models! I’ve always admired their success and like you have mentioned that they don’t take themselves too seriously.

  6. They really are an inspiration to women!

  7. Thank you for summing up my love for TAMY in one article and also making it inspirational!

  8. LOVE IT!!! YES! No offense Josh S. (the OC shaped my highschool career), but enough with the privileged, promiscuous, bitchy girl, “role models” on TV! Award shows usually give me anxiety -_- ….. but you BETTA believe i’ll be watching TAMY this Sunday!!!

  9. TAMY is my spirit animal :) These smart, funny women are such an inspiration!

  10. Is it just me or does anyone else feel like watching ‘Baby Mama’ for the umpteenth time after reading this? Love these two, great article!

  11. Love!!!! After reading this I’m ready to take on 2013!!!

  12. <3

  13. I could not be more excited that these two women are the first female hosts of the Golden Globes. I don’t really seek out that award show, but I’m going to this year. I’m proud to be represented as a woman by these two ladies. TAMY for life!