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What do you immediately think of when you hear the phrase doing something ‘like a girl’?

Unfortunately in todays society there seems to be a weakness and insulting connotation attached.

My daughter is eight years old. She is a lover of all things outdoors, adventure books, has a beautiful kind hearted spirit, always looking out for the one’s ‘left out’. I want her to grow up with positive images of herself, believing that she is strong and couragous with confidence and high hopes for her future.

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When I asked her to show me what it means to run like a girl, she ran her fastest.

When I asked her to fight like a girl, she had some pretty mean boxing moves.

It saddens me to think that her response to these questions could change from strong and positive to shame and negative the older she gets.

When did ‘like a girl’ become an insult?

This campaign moved me to tears. I am my daughters greatest influence so it starts with me. We all need this reminder, myself included, to set goals for our daughters, make lists, read books, have fun, laugh out loud and be silly with our friends, encourage and inspire those around you. Teaching them to be strong and fearless.

Why can’t ‘like a girl’ mean to win the race?

Let’s change what it means to do things #LikeAGirl

About Dee Beets

Dee grew up in the beautiful tourist town of Kiama NSW, with the beach on one side and rolling hills on the other. At the age of eleven, with her family, she moved across to the sunny state of Western Australia, where she later met her man and married him. Deanna is into her second year of Homeschooling her 2 primary aged children. Scary and rewarding at the same time, she is looking forward to going against the grain, doing life a little differently and finding joy in learning through nurturing. In her spare time she experiments with clean eats and recharges with gym workouts.

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