I saw this movie trailer today and was so moved by it that I felt I had to post it here (in case it's not visible, please click here). I have both a son and a daughter and spend most of my time trying to figure out the best way to help them grow up to believe in themselves. I try to teach them that what matters is what's inside. That is, how people treat one another is what is paramount, not what someone looks like.
I want my daughter to grow up knowing her power comes from her mind and her heart, not from her body and her beauty. I want my son to respect women. I want him to know that women have so much more to offer to the world than just their sexuality. I want them both to know that it is because of a woman's ability to feel and listen and intuit that she brings so much to the table.
For those of us with boys, it is up to us to teach them of the value of girls so that they will grow up to be men who know better, who do better and who fight the stereotype. For those of us with girls, remember that it is up to us to raise girls who will be women who know their value. In order to do that, we have to believe it ourselves. As Marie Wilson says at the end: you can't be what you can't see.
Thank you Empowering Girls for bringing this video to my attention!
And thank you for reading (and watching)!
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