Geek Girl(s) Of The Week: The Like

A photo posted by Z Berg (@zeezerizer) on Apr 30, 2015 at 3:20pm PDT Who: The Like Type of Geek: Retro Geeks The founding members of The Like—vocalist/guitarist Elizabeth “Z” Berg and drummer Tennessee Thomas—grew up in the ’80s as the daughters of music-biz royalty, but the girls were inspired by the style and sound of the 1960s more than anything else. They formed the band in their mid-teens, and soon found themselves playing alongside... Read More

Geek Girl Of The Week: Jenny Lewis

A photo posted by jenny lewis (@jennydianelewis) on Jul 13, 2015 at 11:21pm PDT Who: Jenny Lewis Type of Geek: The Nostalgic, California Dreamin’ Music Geek Jenny Lewis has come a long way since singing about Wilderness Girls cookies in front of the Georgio store in Troop Beverly Hills. (In case you don’t remember, take a minute and search “Cookie Time” on YouTube. It’s totally worth it.) In fact, in the early ’90s, it looked... Read More

Geek Girl Of The Week: Meghan McCain

A photo posted by Meghan McCain (@meghanmccain) on Aug 10, 2015 at 5:22am PDT Who: Meghan McCain Type of Geek: Political Geek This political blogger might be Republican royalty—she’s the daughter of U.S. senator John McCain—but she’s not afraid to express her liberalism on social issues like abortion (she’s pro-life), gay marriage (she’s all for it) and immigration (she spoke out against the Arizona Act, which her father supported). Meghan... Read More

Geek Girl Of The Week: Grace Coddington

A photo posted by @therealgracecoddington on May 4, 2015 at 7:25pm PDT Who: Grace Coddington Type of Geek: Fashionista Geek Longtime editor-in-chief Anna Wintour might take up most of the Vogue spotlight, but everyone knows that the real star of the fashion show is creative director Grace Coddington. Originally a model for Vogue in her twenties, her career in front of the camera came to a halt when a car accident left her disfigured. However,... Read More

Geek Girl(s) Of The Week: Nerd Girls

(Credit: Nerd Girls’ Facebook) Who: Nerd Girls Type of Geeks: Tech Geeks If you don’t think engineering is a feminine profession, think again! Nerd Girls are a group of badass gals that just so happen to be science, technology, engineering and math students. Started by Dr. Karen Panetta, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Tufts University, as a way to empower female engineering students, Nerd Girls are all about embracing... Read More

Geek Girl Of The Week: Kristen Wiig

A photo posted by Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) on Feb 15, 2015 at 7:26pm PST Type of Geek: The Careful-Or-Your-Face-Will-Freeze-Like-That Funny Girl Geek Aside from the occasional SNL Digital Short (“Man, this ain’t my dad! This is a cell phone!”), Kristen Wiig just might be the best thing about Saturday Night Live these days. When it comes to her sense of humor, quiet is the new loud and Kristen is the queen of non-verbal... Read More

Geek Girl Of The Week: Zooey Deschanel

A photo posted by Zooey Deschanel (@zooeydeschanel) on May 20, 2014 at 6:39pm PDT Who: Zooey Deschanel Type of Geek: Doe-Eyed, Sweet-as-Pie, Perfectly Imperfect Film Geek Named after the lead character in J.D. Salinger’s novella Franny And Zooey, Zooey Deschanel seemed destined for geek greatness since birth. However, it was roles in movies like Almost Famous, All The Real Girls and, more recently, (500) Days Of Summer that solidified... Read More

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Leslie is the author of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World, out now through It Books. She is also the author of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes and co-author of Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.