Meet Molly Logan, Co-Founder of School of Doodle
[dropcap background="no" color="#333333"]T[/dropcap]eenage girls are wells of creativity. From music to media to fashion and makeup, they’re truly the meter by which the rest of the world measures what’s cool and what’s not. But somehow, we also don’t tend to take teenage girls seriously enough to give them the credit they deserve. That’s why Molly Logan created School of Doodle, an online platform that launched last week where girls can go to get inspiration (via writing and art prompts), connect with like-minded ladies, and publish their creative work. With an impressive list of backers that includes Arianna Huffington, Jemima Kirke and Yoko Ono – plus 250 artist and organization members already – School of Doodle is a serious force to be reckoned with. This week, we had a chance to chat with Molly about the power of creativity and feminism.[divider type="dashed" spacing="10"]
Introduce yourself! Tell us who you are and how School of Doodle works.
I'm Molly Logan, the co-founder of School of Doodle. How it works... Doodle is a (free) space for teen girls to access tools (content, experiences, resources and community) that will help them succeed in the future on their terms, or as we like to say: to create, connect and kick ass. Any girl can sign up and she immediately has a global community of like-minded girls as well as the ability to earn Doodle Dollars, through creating, sharing and teaching. Doodle Dollars give her access to real-life and online opportunities like going on set of a feature film to an online mentorship with a leading artist to actual tools and product that she might not be able to afford otherwise.[divider type="white" spacing="5"]
We love that you're a company by teen girls for teen girls – can you tell us a bit about how feminism plays a part in what you do?
Well, it is a project built by girls, for girls with the belief that girls, and the women they will become, can change the world. Pretty much the definition of feminism, no?[divider type="white" spacing="5"]
What advice would you have for a girl who wants to explore her creative side but doesn't know where to start?
Stop overthinking and just start. Find places like Doodle where you can dip your toes in and move at your own pace. And remember that you already are creative. That Instagram post, the collage on your bedroom wall or the doodle on your notebook are you being creative. So chill out, stop worrying about if it is good or bad and have fun.[divider type="white" spacing="5"]
What's been the best part of running your company so far? The most challenging?
Best: Spending every day learning from and being inspired by teen girls.
Challenging: Translating cryptic teen texts.[divider type="white" spacing="5"]
Any plugs/upcoming initiatives you'd like our readers to know about?
The launch of Doodle and total world domination teen girl style!