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. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with 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 says:

    Love it!

  7. mely says:

    i feel just the same..

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