Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Empowering Women and Girls to See Themselves as Empowered

My friend Deirdre posted this on her blog and I thought it was amazing. I plan to show it to my girls. As much as we all like to be cute and attract adoring looks from cute boys, we need to be the smart women that we are, and continue to model that behavior for young women. 

It's a huge opportunity for us to break away from the shell of the ego. We may like being women, or men, or white, or black, or Latina, or European, or from Texas, or from Canada, or that we have curves, or that we're tall, or that we can roll our tongues, or that we're double-jointed, or whatever... but deep inside we are something entirely different, just a mass of energy that found a nice package to inhabit for a lifetime.  We are more than just what's on the outside.

Check out their site http://missrepresentation.org/ and pass it on.

1 comment:

  1. Such an eye opener about the comment regarding an equal number of boy/girl 7-year-olds saying they want to be president of the United States, and then the great divide among the sexes, when asked that same question to a group of 15-year-olds.