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.
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