Pantiliners have joined the quest to empower girls!
It’s not every day that pantiliners make me think… but I confess that watching this video has me thinking of all the things that I do #LikeAGirl. I find myself wondering if, every day, I could raise my own consciousness enough to be aware of at least one thing that I did that day #LikeAGirl. At least one thing that might defy the negative meaning that we’ve culturally attached to girls. Let’s face it – I am a girl. It shouldn’t be that hard. I do everything #LikeAGirl. I just don’t proudly claim it. Time for me to shift my thinking. So….
This morning I embraced my many roles – woman, mother, executive director – and juggled #LikeAGirl. I got up, tied on my running shoes, and hit the streets for a 3 mile run. After a good stretch and a shower, I headed out to register my daughters for their camp in August before heading into my office at A Woman’s Place for a day filled with meetings, relationship building, problem-solving, laughter, and general community benefit. Even my iPad screen warned me that my calendar was quite full and that I had 12 appointments scheduled. But I juggled it all #LikeAGirl – with commitment to quality, humility, honesty, authenticity, and a genuine desire for true fellowship.
I spend a lot of my day in the company of beautifully brilliant and strong women. Trust me when I tell you, there are some amazing things happening. And the people making that amazement possible – do it #LikeAGirl.
Ifeoma U. Aduba