Molly O’Hare is a 12-year-old political prodigy and playwright who can name all the kings and queens of England and Spain, every U.S. president, and all their pets too. I first saw her in this clip from the Today show a few years back, where she held forth on our nation’s First Cows, Tiger Cubs, and Silkworms with all the bored authority of a 10-year-old girl who long ago realized that she’s smarter than the adults around her (I may have secretly loved her for the withering smirk and sarcastic applause she gives at the very end too):
As awesome as her political prowess is, I loved her style even more. With her Catholic-school uniform, Ramona Quimby/Anna Wintour bob, and utterly unimpressed attitude, she gave off a bookish, deadpan Wednesday Addams vibe that made me want to be her best friend, even though when I was 10 I could barely remember to bring my homework into school in the morning, much less which president owned a one-legged rooster (Theodore Roosevelt).
Channel Molly’s style with messy hair and super simple schoolgirl basics, and by embracing your inner indoorsiness. She makes being a nerd look like the coolest thing in the world.
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