The Power of Women: Amy Poehler’s Emotional Speech About Giving. {Video}

Via Jennifer S. White
on Oct 14, 2013
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“I want to be around people who dream and support and do things.” ~ Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler is apparently more than hilarious—she’s also involved with helping orphaned children through the Worldwide Orphans Foundation.

In an emotional speech at the 2013 Variety Power of Women event, Poehler represented WWO and delivered these provocative words:

“Every child should believe they are the center of the universe. If your child believes that right now, you’re doing a good job.”

She points out the simple truth that giving makes you feel good—selfishly, giving does just as much for the giver as it does for the recipient—and true to her big, funny-woman heart, she tells the audience that perhaps the biggest take-away is that “giving to charity is good for your skin and it makes your ass smaller.”

Watch this:


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Ed: Sara Crolick


About Jennifer S. White

Jennifer S. White is a voracious reader, obsessive writer, passionate yoga instructor and drinker of hoppy ales. She’s also a devoted mama and wife (a stay-at-home yogi). She considers herself to be one of the funniest people who ever lived and she’s also an identical twin. In addition to her work on elephant journal, Jennifer has over 40 articles published on the wellness website MindBodyGreen and her yoga-themed column Your Personal Yogi ran in the newspaper Toledo Free Press. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in geology, absolutely no degrees in anything related to literature, and she currently owns a wheel of cheese. If you want to learn more about Jennifer, make sure to check out her writing, as she’s finally put her tendencies to over-think and over-share to good use. Jennifer is the author of The Best Day of Your Life, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She's also as excited as a five year old to announce the release of her second book, The Art of Parenting: Love Letters from a Mother, available on Amazon.


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