Over the past 6 months, I’ve had two super realistic dreams about my future daughter. If I am ever lucky enough to be married and have a child some day, I would rather die than have her feel unsafe, or less than beautiful. I want her to feel that she can be whoever she wants to be, and have a loving home to come back to every day. I don’t want to live vicariously through her. I don’t want her to fulfill my unaccomplished dreams. She is my dream, as soon as she exists.
Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles.
You can watch the 1:00 video with Beyonce, Jane Lynch, Condeleeza Rice, and Jennifer Garner here, or visit the Ban Bossy website.