6 Reasons Every College Girl Needs To Watch 'The Bold Type' Right Now

6 Reasons Every College Girl Needs To Watch 'The Bold Type' Right Now

"The Bold Type" is the new "Gossip Girl," but better.

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"The Bold Type" is the new "Gossip Girl," but better. Following three girls, Jane, Sutton, and Kat, navigating NYC and Scarlet magazine, this show is addicting while also empowering and courageous.

1. It illustrates a realistic, supportive female friendship

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The friendship between Kat, Jane, and Sutton is SO realistic. They have their ups and downs within the show, but arguments and different points of view are handled well. I personally love seeing the high points in their friendship, from their meetings in the fashion closet to their joking around about this, that, and the other. However, my favorite aspect of their friendship is how supportive they are of each other.

Whether it be standing up for each other to hateful coworkers or even setting the other straight when she is heading down the wrong path, the girls truly care for each other's well being and happiness, which is so important and amazing.

2. It portrays a healthy workplace dynamic

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The Editor-in-Chief of Scarlet magazine, Jacqueline Carlyle, is not the stereotypical awful boss so often used in television shows. Jacqueline is a great mixture of powerful, in control, yet respectful to her staff, which is a kick butt combo.

Bonus: Jacqueline is played by the same actress that played Jan on "The Office."

3. It starts conversations about important topics

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This show isn't afraid to talk about important issues in today's society. "The Bold Type" presents these topics in a way that allows there to be many points of view. Not only that, but instead of simply stating their opinion, the characters have healthy conversations in which they explain their reasoning. By no means do I agree with everything that happens on "The Bold Type."

However, I appreciate how they handle the somewhat taboo topics in a mature way, and they allow me to think about what I believe on a subject and why I believe it.

Some topics mentioned: race, sexuality, workplace dynamic, navigating social media, relationships, health issues, sexual assault, being in your 20s, career vs love

4. It explores the inner workings of a magazine

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There is so much that goes on! There are writers, editors, fashion people, photographers, social media directors, interns, etc. Not to mention all the chaos that it takes to have a cohesive magazine. It's honestly amazing to watch what happens behind the scenes.

5. It shows the girls making hard decisions

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This show isn't about fluff. It might have its moments, but "The Bold Type" shows the hard decisions facing 20-something women today. Their decisions not only affect them, but also the people around them. However, with help from their trusted friends, the girls make choices. And spoiler alert: they aren't always the best ones.

6. It shows the girls conquering their fears

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Lastly, this show is empowering because in each episode, at least one of the girls faces a fear. Whether it be questioning who they are or determining whether to see into the future or moving out of their comfort zone to pursue what they really love, the girls don't just give up. They decide what they really want, and they go for it. They may be scared to death, but they know that they have their friends to back them up, whether they crash and burn or they succeed with flying colors.

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

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Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

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30. "Lip Gloss" — Lil' Mama

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

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For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols

CLAPPING HANDS EMOJI.

5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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