Geek Girl Of The Week: Rosario Dawson

Twice a week, I’ll be introducing you to a different geek goddess featured in the pages of Geek Girls Unite so you’ll want to come back often! Trust. Who: Rosario Dawson Type of Geek: Unexpected Trekkie Fangirl Geek Everyone knows Rosario Dawson is a talented actress, having appeared in cult-classic movies like Kids, Sin City, and Grindhouse: Death Proof, but what everyone doesn’t know is that Dawson can speak Klingon, reads Neil Gaiman,... Read More

Geek Girl Of The Week: Jenny Hart

Twice a week, I’ll be introducing you to a different geek goddess featured in the pages of Geek Girls Unite so you’ll want to come back often! Trust. (Credit: Mod Cloth) Who: Jenny Hart Type of Geek: Oh-Sew-Talented Domestic Goddess Geek As part of the infamous Austin Craft Mafia, Jenny Hart and her company Sublime Stitching have brought embroidery out of the pages of the L.L. Bean catalog and into the hands of crafty divas everywhere. Her revolutionary... Read More

Geek Girl Of The Week: Ana Calderon

Twice a week, I’ll be introducing you to a different geek goddess featured in the pages of Geek Girls Unite so you’ll want to come back often! Trust. (Credit: Minx Society) Who: Ana Calderon Type of Geek: Retro Geek Goddess It’s hard to flip through any of the galleries on The Cobra Snake without seeing Ana Calderon somewhere in the frame. With her signature black-brimmed hat and red-lipstick smirk, this Kansas-born trendsetter stands... Read More

Geek Girl Of The Week: Gloria Steinem

Twice a week, I’ll be introducing you to a different geek goddess featured in the pages of Geek Girls Unite so you’ll want to come back often! Trust. (Credit: Postcard Gallery) Who: Gloria Steinem Type of Geek: Political Geek Girl No matter how you feel about her political agenda, Gloria Steinem is an inarguable feminist icon and the entire geek girl scene would look very different without  her groundbreaking efforts. In the 1960s, she was on... Read More

Geek Girl Of The Week: Kelly Cutrone

Twice a week, I’ll be introducing you to a different geek goddess featured in the pages of Geek Girls Unite so you’ll want to come back often! Trust. (Credit: Inc.) Who: Kelly Cutrone Type of Geek: Fashionista Geek Girl You might not guess it from her signature stark, all-black wardrobe, but Kelly Cutrone is a style maven like no other. She’s the founder of People’s Revolution—a fashion and lifestyle branding, PR and marketing firm—and... Read More

Geek Girl Of The Week: Lorrie Moore

Twice a week, I’ll be introducing you to a different geek goddess featured in the pages of Geek Girls Unite so you’ll want to come back often! Trust. (Credit: Linda Nylind/Guardian News) Who: Lorrie Moore Type of Geek: Too-Funny-For-Her-Own-Good Literary Geek Some women seek therapy from psychologists; others seek self help from Lorrie Moore. Specifically, they seek Self Help, Moore’s wildly successful and insightful collection of short... Read More

Geek Girl Of The Week: Amy Sedaris

Twice a week, I’ll be introducing you to a different geek goddess featured in the pages of Geek Girls Unite so you’ll want to come back often! Trust. Who: Amy Sedaris Type of Geek: Don’t Know Whether To Laugh Or Vomit Funny-Girl Geek Much like Vegemite and Josh Groban, Amy Sedaris is an acquired taste. It’s not because she’s unfunny—it’s almost that she’s too funny. Her comedy knows no limits or boundaries, which... 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.