Why It’s Great to Be a Girl.

Via on Jul 20, 2012
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It’s a tough time to be a girl?

No, it’s a great time to be a girl.

I was delighted to see this eight-year-old girl’s list on Reddit. We get a little bogged down in these back and forth “adult” discussions of masculine and feminine and who has it harder, who needs to change. Maybe it’s time to get back to basics and appreciate ourselves—and each other.

Best comments:

 In 27 years, I will be expecting her name as an option on the ballot to vote for President.

If my girls have half her passion and confidence then I’d be a happy dad…good on her!

I am a parenting expert by profession (and parent to a similarly confident teen girl) and I say to you that its evident you doing something absolutely RIGHT!!! Definitely save this for her. Good luck!

That was one of the most touching and empowering messages I have ever read about being a woman. You’re daughter is my hero, and appears to be very sharp for her age.

<big smile ear-to-ear>

aren’t kids just awesome?!?!

Like equal rights for all on Facebook.

About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on Amazon.com You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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10 Responses to “Why It’s Great to Be a Girl.”

  1. 8 year olds do stand strong in their Power!! So Rad!

  2. CarolynGilligan says:

    This is so great! Thanks for sharing!

  3. tridentgirl says:

    This list is awesome. Thank you for sharing. Its going on my fridge! and I want the t-shirt. Reading that list makes me think girls have magical powers…I mean, I see women give birth daily..so I kinda KNOW that girls have magical powers. I adore that an 8 year old thinks the items on the list make girls great.

  4. Cassandra says:

    Yay! Love this! Being a girl is awesome, isn't it?

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  6. Edie Lazenby Edie says:

    Love it!

  7. mely says:

    i feel just the same..

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