Geek Girl Archive


Princess or Engineer? Why Not Both?

Note: I am not a parent, nor do I plan on having children. I am however a woman in a STEM career, and was at one point a young girl. So I do have some sort of perspective on this. My husband and I were standing in line at box store one


Making Conventions Friendlier for Women

It’s only January, but it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming convention season. It’ll be here before we know it, with some of the earlier conventions starting in March. Last year was my first convention season, and I’ve reflected on it as I prepare for the coming season. The more I


Why I Love Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia is my spirit animal. She’s blunt, she’s honest and she understands the true meaning of equality and the importance of both mens and women’s rights. She herself admits she’s broken every gender norm, but also warns about the dangers of devaluing masculine virtues in this interview with the Wall Street


5 on Friday: Geeky Indie Polish

Etsy is being flooded with indie polish, handmade polish made by individuals. Most of the polish collections are designed around a certain theme, and are free of the most harmful chemicals. I haven’t tried any of these indie polish collections myself (I am not good about nail polish, it’s a little embarrassing).


Product Review: Ogio Brooklyn Tablet Purse

I carry an absurd amount of stuff with me when I’m on a blogging assignment. My iPad, phone, battery backup, pens, a notebook, all the things a good blogger should have on hand at any given time. Finding a purse that was able to carry all those things, and not look like


Product Review: GoldieBlox

These days, walking through the toy aisle is treacherous. Everything is either hot pink and covered in glitter or has a superhero logo slapped on it. (For the record I like both glitter and superheros!) There aren’t any toys of substance anymore- rarely do you see a cool educational toy on the shelves


Makeup Review: Fandom Cosmetics “Keepers of the Peace”

At Fandom Fest, we ran across Fandom Cosmetics booth full of nail polish. I was ecstatic because I had just started experimenting with indie polish, and here was a whole booth where I could see the true colors without worrying if my monitors were showing me the correct colors or not. Not


Gamer Gear for Women: Stop Painting it Pink

Throughout the summer I’ve been carrying around my women’s specific CamelBak day pack. I’ve had it with me at cons to keep everything I needed within easy grasp, and I’ve used it as a carry on for trips. I picked it up on Woot a while back for $20, and it was


Author Interview: Kea Alwang

If you’ve read my reviews of Treehugger and Risktaker, you may have noticed that I’ve become a huge fan of Kea Alwang. While meant for young adults, her books have a unique way of connecting with geek girls of all ages. She was kind of enough to spend some time talking to me


5 on Friday: A Musical Tribute to Geek Girls

Geek Girls, we don’t get a ton of songs written about us. When we do, they tend to be borderline fetishizing. A guy who’s in love with some geek girl from afar, or she’s pretty with a side of geek. A genuine “you’re awesome” song is hard to come by. But when we