Raising a Mighty Girl

by Shelbynscott 12. August 2014 12:05

Are you frustrated with the current market for young girls? Why were we raised to idolize princesses instead of queens? And don't get me started on the "true love's kiss" trope that occurs in our most popular childhood stories! We can change the way girls identify with their gender, not only through self-empowerment, but also by giving them examples of strong, independent female characters.

Sheryl Sandburg's Lean In, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, and A Mighty Girl are all organizations that provide ways for you to empower your young daughters. A Mighty Girl works to provide updated lists of books, movies, tv shows, and more, that provide positive, unpatriarchal representations of women. Before your next movie night, go here to get a recommendation. Lean In is an organization committed to empowering women through consciousness-raising circles, articles, and community happenings. Here you can both inspire yourself and your daughter to be confident and defy normative expectations for women. Lastly, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls focuses on community projects and activism to encourage women to be their best selves. The community issues challenges  such as planting a tree or "Be Nice February" encouraging love and friendliness in our online interactions.

Whether its picking out a book or encouraging confidence, there are plenty of ways to raise a "Mighty" daughter and plenty of resources to help.

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Motherhood | Quick Look

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