Like a Girl

        Over the course of the universe, women have been down graded, pushed aside, and under estimated. The last few years have pushed this reality towards the top of humanity’s list of things to fix, yet many have not made it a real priority. There is, however, an add by one company that struck my attention. In this 3 minute video, several women and men are asked to do an action “like a girl”. As each person takes their turn I can only think, “wow! That was wimpy.”  After these adults show their version of what it means to run, fight, and throw like a girl, the video shows several young girls that are asked to do the same things. This time, the entire atmosphere of the action changes. These girls have not yet come to understand societies pathetic expectations of them and they are excited to run faster, fight harder, and throw farther than they ever have for the camera. There is no fear of failure. There is only passion, faith, and determination.

I challenge any female reading this to write down something that makes you AWESOME on a sticky note and place it somewhere you will see it everyday. We (females) have a lot to give this world. Why hold our gifts in out of intimidation? Why not just take that leap because, chances are, you will discover that you can FLY.


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