Being a Girl | Wordless Wednesday
Last week, I caved and watched the #LikeaGirl advert that was going around. As one of the only girls in my friend group in high school, I hated being told I was ‘such a girl’ and I saw more than my fair share of displays suggesting that doing something like a girl meant you were pretty crap at whatever it was (think that silly wrist flip when saying you throw like a girl).
The next day, I took my girls to the beach where they showed me what it really means to do something ‘like a girl’ as they played and ran and jumped (obviously, they show me everyday but this day I saw). They showed me to being a girl is to live with passion, dedication, strength, speed and in that moment I wanted to remember to cultivate that. To help them grab onto that and continue to do so, especially through those volatile teenage years.
I am not interested in a debate about males being stronger than females or claims that this saying is simply truth and not insult. I’ve seen all that.
What I am interested in is girls embracing being female and fulfilling their potential instead of holding themselves back or feeling that they should be ashamed because of their gender.
What can you do ‘Like a Girl’
Linking up with Trish today (didn’t mean to be so wordful)