This has been a wonderfully energizing week since I posted about Body Positivity. The response from the greater So-Called Mom community has been overwhelming and helped me appreciate that I have reached a few people. More importantly, you’ve truly motivated me with your support.
It’s tough being a parent, and basically unreachable to be a perfect mom, so I’m glad to keep meeting moms and dads out there who are also just making it up as we go along.
I’ve been inspired by the conversations I’ve had with many of you over the past weeks and by my four incredible girls to do something different.
I’m going to wrap the entire month of July around one theme: raising feminists. And, there will be a thoughtful giveaway to help us connect and celebrate.
Let me explain my thinking: The world being what it is – and I won’t get into politics here – it’s ever more important that women of all ages find their voices and gain the confidence to discover who they are or want to be. And while I’ve never been one for labels, I’m ready to call it out now. And more importantly, raise my kids to feel comfortable calling themselves feminists.
Both the girls and the boys.
It’s not enough just to be a strong mom thinking it’s all going to filter down. It doesn’t happen like that.
I’m going to use my mom-soapbox both inside and outside the home to up my game. Let’s together spend the next month having the conversation about raising the next generation of feminists. Loud, nasty, confident, powerful young women and men who will run for office, fight for rights, skateboard, invent, design, build, start companies and make general noise without any bias towards gender.
Power to you,