Every once in a while I get this rush of overwhelming excitement about being a girl. It’s great, don’t you think? As girls, we get to play sports, dance, wear jewelry, and be wives, mothers, and sisters. We get to wear dresses, run and play. We go shopping and have slumber parties; activities that boys just don’t understand!
Girls Inc. is a non-profit organization with the goal to inspire girls to be strong. They created a Bill of Rights for girls that help to inspire us to be bold and successful. This program helps young girls realize their value and potential. A six-year old girl shared her thoughts about being a girl. She said, “It’s good to be a girl in this world today. I like being a girl because I can speak for myself. I can stand up for myself. Being a girl makes me strong.”
Being a girl is not just about all of the fun activities we get to do. Girls are capable of success and no one can stand in our way. Girls become Doctors, teachers, nurses, scientists and much more. The possibilities are endless if you believe in yourself.
As girls and women, we have so many great opportunities to eliminate the stereotypes that hold us back. We can change the world.
What are your favorite things about being a girl?