Pop-Culture | Posted by Lauren M on 12/2/2011

My New Hermione: Miranda Lambert

Ever since the beginning, Hermione Granger has been praised as being the first female character who showed girls that it is ok to be the hero of the story, to be smart, to stick up for yourself and to not take a back seat to the boys. Now that the series is over, who will us girls look to for inspiration? I think I may have found our answer in the music world.

You may know her as an outlaw of country music. Or you may know her as Blake Shelton’s “honey bee.” Or you may have no idea who she is. Her name is Miranda Lambert and she is my heroine: she’s my new Hermione. Bet she’s never gotten that comparison before.

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 02/13/2011

Support Women Artists Sunday: Ladies of the 2011 Grammys

Normally I don’t pay much attention to the Grammys, but this year there are a number of female nominees that I’m pretty freakin psyched about. Some I’ve featured on SWAS before, others are new inductees, but in honor of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards I’ve decided to feature all of the badass women who are being recognized tonight.

By the way, the full list of Grammy Nominees can be found here.

Artist: Lady Gaga (Mainstream? Yes. But I will love her forever).
Nominated For: Album of the Year, Best Female Pop Performance

Artist: Miranda Lambert (Normally, I’m like “meh” about country music, but I absolutely love this song).
Nominated For: Song of the Year

Artist: Sara Bareilles (Fun fact: her first hit

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