Ask Amy: Weirdos rule the world

One day, when I die, they are going to do my autopsy, and written on the inside of my heart, they will find the words, “thank you, Amy Poehler.”

Her latest episode of Ask Amy is about social anxiety, which is something that, as almost all of us know first hand, can be hard to suffer through and hard to seek help for. Girls and women are twice as likely to suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, so I’m glad that Poehler tackled this one. She gets an assist from her co-worker and friend Aubrey Plaza, who recommends dancing as a way to dispel anxiety. I cannot argue with you on that one, April Ludgate.

No transcript available – if someone wants to write one in comments, I’d be so grateful!

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at

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