The Geek Girls Society is the brainchild of partners-in-crime: Portlyn Polston and AutumnRain Glading, They are also the co-founders of Geek Girls Forever, a club for grownup geeks!
Portlyn and AutumnRain are big supporters of female writers, artists, editors, creators, and anybody with something to say in the pop culture world. In recent yeas, they have been asked to speak at conventions about the fangirl movement: being at the forefront of understanding what makes a geek girl tick.
They started the Geek Girls Society as a way of helping young girls, passionate about their fandoms, navigate the murky waters of growing up a fangirl.
When you're a fangirl, the place you explore your fandom is primarily online. While it's an amazing place to connect with the people who share your passions, it's also a place where even the strongest of us can feel bullied, belittled, and attacked. It can be overwhelming and dangerous for a young girl still figuring out who she is.
They wanted to give girls a safe place to celebrate their fandoms IRL, while teaching them to be the right KIND of geek girl. You know, the one who is proud of being a geek, the one who doesn't put others down, the one who stands up for the right to be exactly who she is and loves her fellow geek-kind.
And so the Geek Girls Society was born. Then the grownup Geeks were a bit jealous of their awesomeness, and so another child was born: Geek Girls Forever.