As a counselor in a high school for 10 years, I KNOW FOR SURE THAT YOUNG WOMEN NEED AND ARE HUNGRY FOR A BETTER EXAMPLE.
Daily, I worked with teenage girls at war with one another over mean words, hurtful looks, judgmental comments, emotional isolation, etc...
It frustrated me to my core some days to feel like I was fighting a battle for the hearts and minds of young women, only to come home and open social media or talk with a friend and see or hear grown up women doing the exact same thing to each other.
Friends, our daughters will learn from us!!
Will we be bold and brave enough to teach them that another woman’s success (her great body, her amazing marriage, her new car, her successful business, her killer work out routine, her rad outfit, her awesome vacation, her advanced degree) is not equal to our failure?
Will we teach the next generation of women that when we empower another female, we empower ourselves?
Will we teach her that lifting others up and setting aside jealousy and comparison doesn’t make us less than, but rather it’s a reflection of real beauty and strength?
Will we teach her that we don’t have to like every girl, but we do have to at the very least BE KIND?
Will we teach her that mean girls are hurting girls and that the best remedy is kindness, not revenge?
I believe that in order for young women to believe this message, they must see it modeled and have opportunity to put it into practice. I want to lead the way by helping to model this message in my own life.
Recently, I heard about a girl who is having a hard time with other girls at school. Today is World Kindness Day and I determined to make it my mission to make sure she knows she’s special and valued!
★Because one of the very reasons I wanted to open Gold+Gray was so that I could use it to be a voice for this issue★
Girls, notice someone today!
Go out of your way to do a simple act of kindness for another girl.
Moms, talk to your girls about being mean.
Model for them a better way.
BE THE CHANGE YOU HOPE FOR 🖤