We won!

Remember when I was on the Katie Couric show last year to talk about The Traveling Red Dressbut then my cat totally hogged the lime-light?  Well, apparently whatever Hunter S. Thomcat did worked, because I just found out that the segment won an Exceptional Merit in Media Award last night.  This is very nice because it’s the swankiest-sounding award I’ve never heard of before, and also because the segment would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the support and amazing work done by thousands of you here on this blog.  And that’s why I’m giving the award to you.  It doesn’t exist in real life, so you just have to trust me that I’m handing it over to you.  See what you don’t feel in your hands right now?  That’s the award.  You are welcome.

And to celebrate, I’m giving away red evening gowns to several randomly-chosen commenters.  (You’ll get a gift card so you can order your size correctly.)  Just leave a comment if you want in.  And if you want to donate a red dress, photography skills, or want to ask for a red dress yourself you can check out the Facebook page.

PS. It just occurred to me that pretty much anyone can make up awards for anything they want so I’m making this one for you.  Feel free to use it in your resume.

PPS. Several of you have pointed out (quite correctly) that “first annual” isn’t really a thing.  Probably because they recognize I’m not responsible enough to have a second annual award.  And they’re right.  But bad-ass motherfuckers don’t care about logic and grammar.   They care about kicking ass and being awesome.   And about who would win in a fight between zombies and unicorns.  And sometimes they care about grammar too. Dammit, Jenny.  Get your shit together.

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  1. OUTSTANDING! I recently became a mother, and the journey for me has been so humbling. I tell myself even though I don’t look what I used to be, my body changed to make a little being. I tell my self everyday and allow myself to take it easy and go at my own pace. My baby’s smile is worth everything my body went through

  2. OMG I can’t believe I won a badass motherfucker award…. I’ve been waiting for this moment my whole life!!!!

  3. Thanks – I am updating me resume right now – this is going to get me my next job! And Congrats on the well deserved recognition!

  4. That is amazing! Congrats to you and to all of us for being bad ass mother fuckers! I would love a red evening gown btw… 🙂

  5. OMG! I was really the first commenter. BTW, I have that segment of Katie saved on my DVR and the husband and I argue about deleting it every time the recorded file is nearing max capacity. Let’s just say I win.

  6. Aww congrats! And of course I want a red dress… I need a pick me up aftee I have this baby that is making me feet frumpy and messing with my blood pressure!

  7. Thanks for sharing! You autographed my book of my red dress pictures when you were on tour for Let’s Pretend and it is definitely in my list of “things to save in case of house fire.”

  8. Jennifer, it was a great and moving segment. Several co workers were discussing and I giggled inside since I know the other side of the Bloggess. TEE HEE!!

  9. Yay! I’ve never won an award before. I’d like to thank God, my parents, and all the douches I was smart enough not to marry.

  10. Congrats on the award! That is most awesome and you have the most awesome readers! Isn’t that awesome? We’re all awesome! Woot!

    Sorry, I’ll put down my double shot cafe mochaccino latte espresso deluxe and back away quietly. But congrats for realz. And I’d like in on the red gown giveaway, please, thank you!

  11. Congratulations Jenny you are AWESOME and we, your followers are very thankful for your sharing it but also for allowing us to be a part of your life! I am proud to be a “Badass Motherfucker” right along with you!

  12. How awesome is that!! Congrats to all of you!! This is such a great idea and one day I hope to be an actual participant in some way, shape or form 🙂

  13. I always knew I was a badass motherfucker. Thank you for finally confirming it.
    (No need to consider me in the drawing for a dress … unless you really want me to show the Internet my feminine badassery.)

  14. I’d like to thank my mom and dad for always supporting my badassery. My husband for being such a motherfucker that it inspired me to be one too. And of course, Kanye.

  15. Can I use my imaginary award for imaginary self-defence in the event of an imaginary burglary? 😀 Congratulations! You did some amazing work on that project and absolutely earned the recognition!

  16. Cats always have exceptional merit in media! 😀 Congratulations to Hunter, and to you as well!

  17. This is absolutely awesome! Congrats Jenny and Hunter S. Thomcat! (BTW, I’d love a random red dress to accept my badass motherfucker award!)

  18. (Oh, and I still have that segment on DVR- I admit to playing/pausing it occasionally and saying “Look, my picture is on Katie Couric’s show!)

  19. I was sent a Red Dress from your friend at Blog con Queso and I just wore the hell out of it at my 10yr college reunion. It just came back from the dry cleaners and is hanging on my door. It’s like a red badge of courage for me. I love you for starting this project!

  20. Would love to win a red dress! I love your blog!! It has helped me get through many a rough day, and we truly are every bit as appreciative to you, as you are to us!! (Next book tour needs to be closer to Tampa though!!)

  21. Oh…and yes, I would love to be included in your drawing… I have no reason to NEED an evening gown. I guess I could wear it while I’m washing dishes or something

  22. I want to make these on business cards and hand them out! Everyone needs to know how badass they are!

  23. Congratulations! And thank you, I always wanted to be acknowledged for being a badass motherfucker.

  24. Whoop, that is the best non award I have never held in my hands!! And the chance to win a red dress to walk around in whilst non-carrying it?! Awesome-ness!! Well done on the award too 😀

  25. This brings me so much joy. Best regards to Sir Hunter S. Thomcat. He is the cat’s meow.

    Oh, and congratulations to you, too. =D

  26. This is the best thing I’ve read all day… That said, I’ve been in a Microsoft class all day so the competition wasn’t that stiff.

  27. Wow…where do I begin. I want to first off Thank God for this Badass Mutherfucker award. Without him, I wouldn’t be here. Next, I want to thank my agent, my family (ma and pops, you stood by me when I was at my most fucked up and I thank you). I also need to thank my stylist who keeps me lookin’ hott. Oh and I can’t forget my husband who puts up with my shit on a daily basis. I also need to thank my co-workers who KEEP me fucked up and give me something to bitch about. And last but not least, The Bloggess, for giving me this award and understanding how being screwed up can be fun! Thank you…thank you all. *tear*

  28. Best. Award. Ever. Unless you count that time I won an award from my hairy dog as best groomer ever. Which was imaginary as well. The award, not the dog. 🙂

  29. Ah! That’s so awesome! Congratulations!
    And… before I go, I just want to tell you: you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic.
    *picture that being said by a Time Lord in a leather jacket*

  30. Wonderful!

    I’m in Baltimore, Maryland and I would be happy to photograph red dress wearers! I’m no professional but I take decent photos. http://www.flickr.com/photos/10428495@N05/ Most of the recent ones are dogs doing agility, but I’m pretty sure if you want to jump over some things in a red dress, I could do that pretty well, too!!

  31. I’d like to thank the Academy, and my family, and my cats. They like us! They really, really like us!

  32. That’s so awesome! Congrats!
    I totally want in. I’ve been wanting to do the red dress pictures for a while now, and never had the balls to actually do it.

  33. Wow! Congrats on the award. I will have to look up the interview. I have read your book and loved it. BTW, I may have located Beyoncé’s father, there is a huge metal chicken at a restaurant near me. It is a huge cock.

  34. How awesome?! I just knew I was a bad-ass morherfucker and now this award just proves it.!

  35. Congratulations! That was the only full episode of Katie that I have ever watched (I like her, but really, it’s a long show, who has that time?)

    *holds non-award* I would like to thank all my friends who I spammed with links to the Traveling Red Dress facebook page because it is such an empowering project and who made this this *looks at clock* 9:58 on a Friday morning possible.

  36. FABULOUS! I’m very excited, and I accept this Badass Motherfucker award in the name of all those who have come before me in their badassity.

  37. I totally need a fabulous RED dress….I don’t have one and didn’t even know how badly I needed one until I read this! Pick me, pick me, pick me, Pleeeeeeease! ????

  38. I am so happy for you! The whole idea and message behind the Red Dress is so inspiring; that’s wonderful!!
    You rock!!!

  39. Yepppers,
    I always knew I was a motherfucker, but I LOVE being Badass now too. Thanks. Now does the dress come with an interview with Katie? I need to find out what happy pills she is taking. 🙂

  40. Congrats, Jenny.

    BTW, I just got a Barnes&Noble ad for Christmas stuff…they’re featuring ‘Elf on a Shelf’ to start a new tradition. Also one for birthdays.

  41. Congratulations! And I’d like to thank the academy for my Badass Motherfucker award. It was an honor just being nominated, but beating out Samuel L. Jackson is a thrill all its own!

  42. That is amazing! This is such and awesome initiative. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful and have at least on photo of them looking hot in a red dress!!

  43. LOVE the traveling red dress concept….very uplifting 🙂 Congrats on the award – it’s well deserved!!!

  44. Congrats, you totally deserve the award, this is such a wonderful movement! 🙂 I adore the Travelling Red Dress Project, and I had so much fun helping my Girl Scouts earn their Bronze Award using this concept and putting on a Red dress event for girls with Cancer. I would love a chance do wear a red dress myself at some point. 🙂

  45. Congratulations to you and to Hunter S. Tomcat (because we all know he’s the true star, right?)!!

  46. Given the problems I’ve had getting a job, bad-ass motherfucker would be an awesome thing to add to my resumé. Congrats on the swanky sounding award.

  47. Congratulations! And thank YOU for the award – I will put it in a prime location in my cubicle!

  48. congrats!!
    I’d love to get in on the draw for a travelling red dress… but if you choose it based on merit, I’m sure there’s someone that deserves it more than me. I’d be happy to win it based on random draw tho 🙂

  49. Can I enter to win it to give it to somebody else? Or does that not make sense? Canadians can’t really buy from Amazon.com if we don’t have a US address. 🙁 But if I could enter, I’d give it to whoever comments something super poignant, somebody who needs it and never gets picked in random draws? Or I could just be normal and forfeit on Canadian grounds? I guess we can cross this bridge if I’m randomly selected?

  50. Thanks for that Bad ass award! Who knew we were so kick-ASS?! I’d love a red dress as my BFF has just recently Regina George’s me. Bitch. Help me SHOW her the error of her ways…and thanks, Jennie, for being such a cool-ass Bloggess! 😀

  51. If I win the red dress, do I also win an occasion to which I get to wear the aforementioned red dress?

    Also, I’m pretty sure a major award such as this is supposed to include a leg lamp. You should probably check to make sure Victor didn’t return it.

  52. AWESOME!!!!! (Totally in for the contest)
    Also have a red dress to donate that doesn’t fit anymore… off to the Facebook page…

  53. You are amazing! And so am I! And so is everyone who follows this blog. You’ve helped me through some really dark days. And you’ve introduced me to the awesomeness that is Doctor Who. Thank you.

  54. I totally already had the BAMF on my resume, but it’s so nice to not have to lie about it anymore.

  55. I’d like to begin by thanking my mom, my kids and my hubby for making me such a good badass motherfucker! And not to forget the generosity of the hostess with the mostess (stuffed animals) for being a light at the end of a shitty tunnel to always brighten our days!

  56. I’ll bet that bitch Katie Couric thinks she should get credit for this.
    Just kidding. I love Katie.

    It’s your important message, Jenny, that brought this all about. We thank you for that. <3

  57. I would love to win a red dress! Also, to be the Badass Motherfucker of the year is just… humbling. Thank you to my devoted public (which would be my anger-issued, sometimes-possessed dog, Charlie).

  58. Random comment! I love your blog! You are my “honesty” role model.
    Yay for awards! I’m revising my resume now.

  59. You are totally awesome! Congrats on your award!!! The traveling red dress is a splended idea, and I actually know someone that participated in it. I would love my own red dress too!

  60. Woohoo! I won! Thanks for the pick me up – a great way to end the week. Actually – congrats on the award and the segment was as amazing and inspirational as you are. Keep being you!

  61. Congrats on your award! I would love a fancy red evening gown! I don’t really have anywhere to wear it, either, but I could play dress up and get my partner to take me out to dinner. He’d probably stay in shorts (because pants are the worst things ever, in his opinion, which is why we live in Austin so he can be pants-free* most of the year), but that’s ok because I would look fabulous enough for the both of us!

    *pants-free = shorts; he doesn’t just go into public in his underwear or a kilt (although he’d look pretty rockin’ in a kilt)

  62. I won? I’ve never won anything! hahaha! Well, that isn’t true. I’ve won $1000 on the radio. That was pretty cool. 🙂

    You deserve so much more than this award for your red dress project! You rock and I think that might have been how I originally found you and started blogstalking you!

    There is a new word! Blogstock! hahaha! I’m a blogstocker!

  63. That’s awesome! You’ve inspired me to get a red dress and rock it out, though I admit to not having found the one yet. I’m still lookin’ though, and the whole idea is inspirational. 🙂

  64. Everyone can use a red dress moment, and thanks to you so many people have. It’s a wonderful thing.

  65. Ditto to all this stuff people say. You’re great. You deserve all kinds awards. Especially ones with trophies, or Red Lobster gift cards. Stuff like that.

  66. That’s awesome! This is just further proof that you should bring Hunter S. Thomcat with you everywhere- if you get stressed, or nervous, just have him interact with whomever you’re supposed to be talking to.

  67. Ooh yeah Go US! We are Badass Motherfuckers, it’s about time it was officially recognized *giggles*
    I think I’d like in on the red evening gown drawing, even if it may be a bit christmasy with my teal hair right now 😉

  68. I would 100% love a red gown! I’ve never won an award before! I can’t believe it, you like me you actually like me. I’d like to thank my brother… I mean my husband. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. I gotta go. Bye!

  69. Best and also only award I’ve won in a long time! Thank you for recognizing my badassness!

  70. I put my award on my desk at work so that everyone would know what a badass I am. And CONGRATS!!!

  71. And slowly but surely, the cats are not only taking over the internet but also television. Next, the world.

    Congrats on the award and thank you for the Bad-Ass Motherfucker award. Something tells me it won’t impress my mother though.

  72. I wish this award was like that tiara in Mean girls, so i could break it apart and give a little bit of it to everyone… Oh, wait, it IS for everyone? Oh, in that case, Yeah! I am a BAMF, and I accept this award on behalf of all my homies!
    P.S. I would love a red dress and the chance to feel pretty for once.

  73. Wearing red has always felt powerful to me so when I read about the Red Dress an few years ago I loved the idea! Congrats on the award, it’s so well deserved!

  74. You’re always such an inspiration Jenny! (Thanks to you, I was able to go back on psych meds this week, after managing without them for 8 years, without completely feeling like a failure as a human being! So thanks. A lot.)

  75. OMG, this award is heavy! We can use to squash spiders into oblivion. Thanks for that. I’m honored as hell to be a Bad-Ass Motherfucker. Seriously, congrats on the award! That must’ve made your day. My ‘red dress’ is a tiny brown hat with a big ass peacock feather and a golden dragonfly. It gets looks, but I’m pretty sure it’s because people are jealous that they didn’t think of it first.

  76. Congratulations. That is awesome.

    Maybe it will convince me to finally go do my red dress session. All I need is a photographer. And a dress. Maybe I’ll win one of those gift cards and it’ll make life easier. I’m all for easier life 🙂

    (Check your email. ~ Jenny)

  77. Awww! It’s great to finally be recognized as a BAMF. 🙂

    I’d love to get in on the red dress love. Working full time, back in school for my masters, and training for my first half marathon has me feeling stretched thin. Tolkien phrased it best, like butter over too much bread.

    Keep kicking ass, woman!

  78. Congratulations! Such a wonderful acknowledgment! If I happen to win, I’ll be giving the gown to my little sister who is battling stage IV melanoma.

  79. I would love to be included in the drawing–I can’t tell you how much I needed a validation of my badassery today. After getting loads and loads of professional rejection lately (like, to an obscene level) I needed someone to remind me that I matter. I’m going to make a badge of my own like this, and it shall read, “Hearken, all ya’ll abject fuckers! I AM FAAABULOUS.”

    (Check your email. ~ Jenny)

  80. That is so awesome! I love the idea of the Traveling Red Dress and it is great to know that the people who give amazing-yet-previously-not-known-about awards do too! Congrats!

  81. Wow! i’ve never won anything before. I’ll treasure this “virtual” award forever! And my resume needs updating too, so thanks for that as well!

  82. Oh my gosh, congratulations! I found your blog through the red dress project, and you totally deserve this. And Hunter S. Thomcat. Cats always deserve awards.

  83. Congrats Jenny! You and your project deserve it!!! My daughter could really use a red evening gown and I would love to be able to give her one!

  84. I was in the audience at the Katie show last year. Came to see Brene but was thrilled when I discovered that you were there as well. One of your red dress recipients, Susan Neiber, aka Whymommy, was my mother’s neighbor. Her blog, ToddlerPlanet, introduced me to the entire blogesphere where I found amazing, intelligent and inspirational women like you, Brene, and so many others. It gave me chills to see that dress on the stage. (Went home with a gift card to buy my own red dress which turned out to be traffic cone orange in real life! Will wear it next time I have to do road work and don’t want to get hit.) Love you, loved your book, and congrats on the award!

  85. Not trying to be a dick or anything but failing totally. It should be “inaugural” or “Annual” on the certificate not “First Annual”

  86. DANGIT! Why am I not wearing a super awesome red dress & dressing up as the Bloggess for Halloween?! OR I coulda been Beyonce the big metal chicken! BLAST. Totally missed opportunities. Costuming fail.

  87. Thank you so much for this award. I haven’t prepared an official thank you but this award made my day. Tee hee…I so needed this today… 🙂
    Your blog never fails to make me smile when I need it most… 🙂

  88. I am totally printing that award and hanging it over my desk at work. I’m sure my boss will be ever so impressed! I might even get a raise! Or a banquet in my honor! And I would certainly need a red dress to wear to it!

    You completely rock, by the way.

  89. This is my first time commenting, though I’ve been stalking you for quite some time now.
    This project (and also this blog) is made from pure awesome-sauce. And magic. There can never, ever be too much confidence in the world. Neither can there be too many red evening gowns worn by women all over the world.
    And also, thank you making it okay to be rambly. And strange. And using words that have not been used before, but that still make sense. And for all the laughs.
    Thanks for being so awesome with us and for us and greetings from a very small country in Europe, Estonia!

  90. I certainly hope whoever accepted that award in person thanked Mr H.S. Tomcat. Obviously it was he who sent the votes over the edge.

  91. Congratulations! I don’t have cable but I still managed to catch that. And what a great way to celebrate. But they definitely should have used your name for the award.

  92. Wow, what a great award! I can put it right next to the “Dive Naked” tshirt I had framed, because it was such a success when I wore it to teach Bible school! Life just keeps gettin’ better, Bloggess.

  93. I would like to thank the academy for this imaginary award. Indeed, I have always felt like a badass motherfucker, so it is wonderful to be recognized. I will place it in my trophy case with all my other imaginary awards.

  94. So I remember when I first heard about the red dress and whatnot and I was super interested in it but I thought to myself that there wouldn’t be a dress that would fit me that I would be able to appreciate stylistically so I never pursued the matter. After some MAJOR life changes I am finally back in the gym and trying to lose weight and be a healthier, better me which includes treating the bipolar and PTSD, having divorced an abusive ex husband, and finding the person that I was before I got buried under all of the negative experiences that I had. Maybe I will try to find a red dress after all…

  95. Yay!!! Your blog has helped me through bouts of depression by reminding me that I’m not the only one. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  96. This is fantastic! So well deserved. When I finish my cancer treatments I plan on getting a red dress and celebrating. Then I can pass it along to other awesome women.

  97. I received a red dress over a year ago, when I got it I didn’t really feel worthy of wearing it for a photo shoot so it’s hung in my closet. The red dress now will be making an onstage appearance (unfortunately not worn by me) and after its performance will be going to a photo shoot with me. I now feel worthy. I have overcome several obstacles in the last year of my life. I’m a fighter and a survivor and you and the tribe I have found have made this possible. I will be finding someone to send my dress to as soon as my photos are done.

  98. You like me. You really like me! I’d like to thank the Academy…. What, you’re giving me an award and I don’t get an acceptance speech? I call shenanigans.

  99. Congratulations! That’s really amazing news ! Obviously that piece was quite inspiring for so many!

    If I were to wear a red dress it would probably freak out my 7 yr old. For years I wouldn’t touch red because when I wore it I felt so “out in the open”. And as much as I like attention I didn’t like THAT much attention. So I always told her I would never wear it because the color just didn’t work for me, it was too much. And yet she tells me all the time she thinks I would look great in it(I did buy red underwear and that freaked her out).

    Also, red is close to orange which is the color for MS, and mine is not doing well these days at all. And I would never EVER wear orange. So maybe red would be close enough? I wouldn’t mind giving it a shot. Plus it might thrill my kid to no end to see me in the color.

  100. I am honored. I’m ordering t-shirts for me and my dogs to let the world know how big a Bad-Ass Motherfucker I am. Think you can get Samuel L to follow me around announcing this to everyone? Cause I’m thinking the shirts just won’t do it.

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  101. CONGRATS EVERYONE… We seriously all rock.
    I think I am going to update my resume with this new award. Is motherfucker inappropriate for a resume?

  102. I would TOTALLY benefit from a red evening dress…. and then I can send it on it’s own travels! I thought about doing the same with a grey/silver dress and branding it with ‘depression lies’. I know it’s just a moment, but feeling pretty is a moment that depression didn’t hold you down and nail you to the floor. I live for those moments.

  103. You deserve every award coming to you. Your blog and the readers comments has brought me countless moments of laughter, inspiration, and self-discovery epiphanies. Go you, and thank you!

  104. Awesomesauce! I really enjoyed your book, BTW. Thanks for bringing your humor and perspective into the world!

  105. That is amazing! Congratulations to you and to the readers! I love the red dress project and what. It stands for, it would be an honor to be apart of it.

  106. I am so excited for the Traveling Red Dress project. It it such an amazing and uplifting idea. I hope one day I can take my own pictures in a Traveling Red Dress.

  107. That’s awesome news (both you award and mine)! I’d love to wear a red dress and do a photoshoot– this year’s been a bit on the rough side, and I’d like to start next year in the right mindset!

  108. Oh Jenny… Your little tribe isn’t so little anymore. You’re kind of the epitome of bad-assed-mother-effers and I hope that a smidgen of your generosity and awesomeness rubs off on the rest of humanity. Because we kind of need it. Desperately.

  109. I am forever grateful to you for the Red Dress. I had my red dress moment a couple of years ago (after winning one you were giving away), and it really changed things for me. I still use those images to remind me that I am beautiful and strong and brilliant. Congrats on the award. You’re awesome.

  110. Love you and all that you do! Thank you for making my life a little more awesome. You are a true inspiration.

  111. Once again, Beyonce get’s overlooked…..
    Maybe you should put her in a red dress?
    Because red dresses make everyone happy 🙂

  112. Congratulations! You inspire me to be real in my writing. I recently wrote about my son’s yarmulke falling in the toilet and then him subsequently peeing on it for my column in the Baltimore Jewish Times. No more hiding what real life is like, thanks to you!

  113. Congratulations! Any blog that uses the term bad ass motherfucker is a winner in my book. You rock!

  114. Congrats! Jenny, I think everything you deserves an award. And, thank you sharing it with us.

    I just have one minor suggestion for the BAMF award. It needs Beyoncé poking out somewhere. She’s the original MFer in your stable. 🙂

  115. This is the best nonexistent award I’ve ever gotten! The only thing that would make it better is my own red dress.

  116. You totally deserve it!! Not only are you a wonderful specimen of humanity but shoulder cats need to be recognized as the awesomeness that they are.

  117. I would very much like a red dress. I have been struggling a lot lately and would love to be the start of a new dress that is sent traveling around the world to inspire others. But first I need to wear it and remember that I am worth it to remind me to find beauty in me, the moment, and appreciate the fact that I am still winning the debate against depression’s lies.

  118. Badass Motherfucker Award > the scores of “Sunshine Brightness” or “Angel-faced Optimism” awards I see on so many blogs today.

    I shall take it and place it proudly on my resume, a sign of victory in the face of weakass father-fuckers. And when they invite me on stage to accept it, I shall twirl wildly like Katniss Everdeen, ablaze in a red evening gown.

  119. First…CONGRATS!! Second….I’m going to keep my fingers crossed I can snag one of these awesome prizes. My family has fallen on very hard times, and my depression has gotten the best of me at times through this….roller coaster ride as of late. Being able to wear my own red dress, and feel beautiful, and positive for even a little bit would raise my spirits. I’m not trying to sell a sob story, because I know this is chosen at random. I just know you too suffer from depression, and honestly….I’m not sure how to handle this. Your stories give me a moment of laughter, and I thank you so much for that! 🙂 Again…congrats…you deserve it 🙂

  120. Wonderful award for a wonderful cause! This award will replace all of those ‘Participant’ ribbons accrued throughout the years.

  121. They say to never take candy from strangers, but awards from people I’ve never met but follow religiously on the internets must be okay, right? 🙂

  122. Does Beyonce’s catch phrase need to be changed to “Knock, knock, bad-ass motherf***er?”
    Also, red brings out the green in my hazel eyes. 🙂

  123. Congrats to you, and thanks for the award; it’s about time someone recognized my badassery.

  124. Thank you for the award. It’s nice to have my badass motherfucker-ness validated. It’s great to know it ain’t all in my head. Thank you for making life a little more fun and a lot more awesome.

  125. I would like to thank the Bad Ass Dress Association of the Seriously Sad (BAD ASS). It was an honor just being nominated. Congrats, Jenny!

  126. First, I would like to thank the Academy, which is you. Then I’d like to start by thanking my 8th grade math teacher , Mrs. Tobias, who changed my life with the simple wisdom that is: “If all else fails read the directions”. I’d like to thank every woman that has ever rejected me (and that is, pretty much, every woman I ever met) for helping me to face adversity and find that precious way to rise above it. Lastly, I would like to thank my therapist that helped me to understand that only “I am responsible for MY happiness”. Without which I could not be the happy, loving bad-ass that I am today! Tear.

  127. Awesome! Totally would love to shoot(with my camera) some fabulous ladies in their red dresses! Heading over there now.

  128. Thank you, this just made my craptacular day full of overwhelming depression topped with a lovely foam of bad news, significantly better. I also think I’ll go offer my services as a photographer on the Facebook page so maybe I can do something fun to pull myself up out of this damn funk!

  129. If I get one of these dresses, I will totally drag my friends out to a cemetery for a photo shoot and let them take turns in the red dress and whatever hot dresses they drag out of their closets.

  130. Awesome, Jenny!! Congrats and thanks for sharing it. I loved that bit, Hunter rocked it. 😀
    Christa

  131. HST should get a badass ninja kitten award for winning everyone over in his silent interview. 🙂

  132. Congratulations to you! And to me!

    If I win a red dress, you can be sure I’ll send you pictures because I’m 100% confident I can rock the look. I won’t even shave off the beard! 😀

  133. Congratulations on the award. And I guess congratulations to all of us for winning too. I’d love to win the red dress. And after we use it, we’ll pay it forward. Congrats again.

  134. Neat! I’m about to turn 30 and rock the shit out of this decade as a new mom with twins. Maybe I’ll buy myself a red dress and wear it on walks with the stroller.

  135. I’d like to thank all the people who helped me win this award. You know who you are. Thank you. 🙂

    Seriously, everyone who reads this page is a badass mofo, and Jenny Lawson is the BAMF uber alles! This gives me an idea for some monogrammed towels…

  136. That is so great. The Traveling Red Dress is such an inspiration and I’m glad to see it pay off.

  137. Yay! Congratulations! I love the Red Dress Project and I have been trying to find just the perfect dress to do a photoshoot myself.

  138. Congratulations everyone! I think I need little trophy with the award you made up though!!

  139. Thank you – I’ve been waiting my whole life for someone to acknowledge my badass motherfucker-ness! You keep it all so very real; much appreciation for that1

  140. Who wouldn’t love a red dress?! Just watched the Katie clip of you, not sure how I missed it the first time around. You.Are.So.Awesome.

  141. I’m going to frame that award and put it next to the pictures of my kids at work. That way, whenever anybody gives me any crap, I can just point to it and be like, “Ummm… Did you forget that I’m a badass mother fucker? Your argument is moot.”(Plus, then I’ll get to use the word “moot” in a sentence which I haven’t done since Speech and Debate in high school.)

  142. Hooray! Honestly, this blog helps so, so much. (Even to helping make a day when one of my 3yo twins has been throwing tantrums do *hours* look brighter! …If that makes sense. My brain is brokenish.)

  143. I gave away my one and only red dress to someone who needed it more than I did (and it looked better on her to boot), so I’d love to get a replacement. I’m so short that any long dress will drag on the ground, but that’s fine – I get to just hike up my skirts and pretend I’m a heroine in dire straights who must make her way across the muddy fields in her ball gown. Congratulations on the award!

  144. I’ve been telling people I was a BAMF for years, AND NOW I HAVE PROOF!
    That might be getting printed on shiny paper. And then laminated. So it’s official.

  145. I could totally use a red dress. I promise to share it with all of my friends & have a red dress festivus we won an award party with photos & the rest. Thank you to everyone that helped us achieve this most highest of honor of bad assery. Wow- autocorrect hated all of that- especially festivus.

  146. Last night on my drive home I saw a billoard that said Suicide is Preventable. It’s part of the Know The Signs campaign in CA. It made me think of you–in a good way.
    Thank you for being so open about your “stuff”. It has helped me allow myself to be vulnerable, too, and that has lead to better self-esteem, a successful relationship and a reduction in depression meds.
    Thank you, Jenny. Really. From the bottom of my heart.
    🙂

  147. Oh a fabulous red dress sounds so lovely right about now. Thanks for all the honesty, inspiration and laughs. You deserve this award and many more.

  148. This was all so unexpected. It’s an honor just to be nominated but to actually win the Bad-ass Motherfucker award is incredible. There are some many people I need to thank: God, of course, my mother, my loving partner, the academy of bad-ass motherfuckers, the writers, the entire cast of my life who really made me the bad-ass I am today…

  149. Go Hunter! You are a media darling! Oh, yeah – nice work displaying the kitty, Bloggess. You’d make a great Price-is-Right girl.

  150. Shut yo’ mouth! Time to update my CV. Congratulations to you (and Hunter S. Thomcat). 🙂 I’d love a red dress.

  151. That’s awesome, congrats! It’s all Hunter S. Thomcat’s doing…everyone knows that cats rule the world.

  152. Boy, you have no idea now much I really needed that award this week! I want to thank the little people…seriously, the 3, 11 and 14 year olds in my life who made this week possible.

  153. thats awesome congrats! I would love to have a red dress. I promise after I find a reason to wear it to share it with others.

  154. Yay! May I use this award on my application for pharmacy school? Can I use you as the reference?

  155. Congrats Jenny, and HST as well. If u were closer we could throw a BAMF party and invite all of the ‘hood cats (the ones with good street creds) for a Whiskas Buffet. We could walk around going, “dude, where’s my cat?” and check the undersides of all the hood cats for their CIN (its like a VIN on a car but for cats.)

  156. My amazing boy/girl twins are 6 months old TODAY and so I agree that I deserve the Badass Motherfucker award and I thank you. I’m sooooo tired all the time and now that I think about it…I think I’ll regift my award to the Foldgers company for their instant coffee that let’s me survive. 😉
    Xoxo

  157. Whenever my wife hears me laughing out loud in the office, she knows I’m reading your blog…thank you for the smiles 🙂

  158. This is wonderful! I hope you’re aware of how many people you help just by talking about things like this. You make an amazing difference in this world just by being you.

  159. Ooh, I’m saving my award for when I graduate with my Masters degree. ‘Cause that’s what it’ll be in. Bad-Ass Motherf&%kery. Ooh, yeah.

  160. Holy crap. I’m job hunting, and having an impossible time. I’m thinking that award is EXACTLY the thing I need to really make my resume stand out. This is so totally going to work. *nods*

  161. I love everything about the traveling red dress, and would love to be able to have my own red dress photo shoot and then send the red dress off into the world to brighten up the days for lots of other people!!

  162. Congrats!! I love your blog and how open you are. Thank you for providing me hours of entertainment and overall making my days better! You are amazing, keep up the good work!

  163. Congratulations!!! Also a red gown would be excellent to wear to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary fancy IMAX 3D that may lead to night terrors for the 7 yr old forever if there are too many Weeping
    Angels. Damn, if I still fit into my wedding dress I would go as Donna.

  164. sa-weet! I always knew I was missing an award that was my due, and now i have it though a “Major Award” ala A Christmas Story would have really made my day because then I could hold up my empty hands to random people and yell, “It’s a Major Award!” The reactions would be priceless.

  165. Yay! I am so happy to have found my tribe amongst all you badass mutha-effers (I’m trying to tone down the sailormouth. I have two tiny tape recorders living with me these days).

    Great job, HST, and all of us 🙂

    (also, if this looks supiciously familiar, i apologize. I tried to post a minute ago and got an error)

  166. I wonder if this award is big enough to break up into little pieces and give it out to all the red-dress wearing women who made it possible, a la’ Mean Girls? 🙂 Congrats to everyone!

    (Yes, even you, Hunter S. Thomcat.)

  167. I could really use a red dress moment right now. I lost my Uncle to diabetes in Jan. My Aunt in June to sudden kidney failure. My Grandfather 10 days later to a heart attack, and I’m going to be leaving in 2 hours to put my dog dog for sudden renal failure at the age of 4.

    You are a bright spot in an otherwise shitty year. Thanks Jenny.

  168. That is just amazing, but I do like the name you gave the award. Actually, having worked in television, I think that is a good translation from “TV speak” to “normal person” speak.

  169. Love it! We all need these every now and then! Plus my most awesome favorite color is RED!

  170. Your blog pretty much makes me smile my first smile of the day, which is huge, since I rarely feel the need to smile at anything less than awesome whilest still on my first cup of coffee. And I would totally wear the red dress to read your blog, thence bringing the whole shindig full circle.

  171. I promised my mom when I was little that if I ever won an award (at the time I was sure I was going to be a famous actress/singer/songwriter) I would thank her and my dad in my acceptance speech and absolutely no one else because if it wasn’t for the two of them, I wouldn’t have been born so nothing else would’ve mattered.

  172. That’s wonderful! Funny story, I was delivering a pizza the other night and they had a giant metal chicken on their front porch. When the girl answered the door I asked her if it’s name was Beyonce. She was so shocked that we read the same blog she gave me a hug and a great tip.

    So yeah, thanks for that. 🙂

  173. Amazing. I’m so glad that your important work is getting recognized. Taking the stigma out of mental illness and empowering women to put on their red dresses is a huge deal. Love you lady!

  174. Personally, I think Hunter S. Thomcat – and you, of course – should win every award ….ever. But that’s just my opinion! Congrats on your latest fancy-schmancy achievement. You AND your cat rock!

  175. Congrats! Love the red dress movement.

    Definitely want in the drawing for one. It’s probably past time that I got myself a red dress. 🙂

  176. You’re worthy of MANY an award in my book! Thank you for being YOU and giving all of us the courage to be US! And I’m very appreciative of the laughs you bring to my days. 🙂

  177. Thanks Jenny for all you do. This award is an honor for all of us 🙂 Totally going on my resume.

  178. We won!! We won!! (Insert Carlton Celebratory Dance) I have to say, The Travelling Red Dress is one of the most magical, beautiful, and powerful things I’ve ever seen. Thank you so much for creating this.

  179. Congratulations!! And thanks!! This has been a fucking shitty week so I appreciate you giving me an award! Haha. I think it’s about time I stuff myself into a red dress because life has been huffing some serious dong for me lately. Much love!

  180. Congratulations! A well-deserved reward for a really awesome project. I still dream of getting a red travelling dress. I’ve never worn a fancy dress in my life (no prom, no wedding) and it’s long overdue.

  181. I just realized — you won an EMMA. Obviously so much more sophisticated than an EMMY.