Over the weekend, I was sitting around talking to some of my five year old daughter’s friends’ moms and the topic came up of what the phrase “like a girl” meant to us growing up and how we didn’t want that marker to negatively define how our own daughters do things. Then I stumbled upon this impactful video via Design Mom and it seemed so fitting to our discussion that I had to share.
The video provides a powerful message on how “using #LikeAGirl as an insult is a hard knock against any adolescent girl. And since the rest of puberty’s really no picnic either, it’s easy to see what a huge impact it can have on a girl’s self-confidence.”
It’s a thought-provoking take on sending a message to young girls that doing things #LikeAGirl is something to be proud of.
I haven’t shown my daughter the video yet, because I wanted her to answer the question “what does it mean to you to “run like a girl?” And she showed me by sprinting across the room and said “run strong!” I thought this was a great response from a 5 year old 🙂
What do you think about the video and message? What do you think your kids would say if they saw it?