SHE-LOGY: Inspirational Women As Role Models For My Girl.
Thank you, Sandra of amommasview, for saying yes to guest post for She-logy.
For years now I am working on putting together a list of inspirational women for my daughter. I find that today girls get sucked into admiring all those pop star girls, who frankly don’t do anything than trying to sing and wear tight and short close and heaps of make up. They all get marketed the same way: Sexy. That’s my take on it! So what do they teach our girls? What do our girls get out of it? The stupid idea that you have to starve yourself, put color on your face and dress… hmmm… questionably from a mom’s point of view.
Yes, I think it is totally normal to have your favorite stars and to think they are great. We all did it and still do and that’s okay. But I want more for my daughter. I want her to understand that you don’t need to be a pop start to be cool. I want her to understand that real role models have other strengths than just singing and looking hot. Real role models are smart. They are strong. And they do something meaningful in this world. I want her to understand that it is cool to admire women for being smart, strong and powerful. I try to pick women, who might not be the first choice for others. Women, you might not have heard of and maybe even friends of mine, who I think are super inspiring for what they do or for how they deal with certain challenges.
I chose a woman like Avital Zeisler, who I believe is a role model for her speed and strength and for me teaches a message in ‘don’t screw with me’. Something I believe every girl should know.
I chose Florence Nightingale, who gave so many wounded soldiers the attention they needed and probably saved many lives by being stern about keeping up hygiene.
I chose Amelia Earhart, who inspired and keeps inspiring women all over the world with her work and being a pioneer. It was a men’s world back then but nevertheless she followed her dream, her vision and succeeded in many of them.
There are so many more, I would like to mention in this post but I want to stick to only 3. The list though for my daughter is growing. And one day I will go over it again and make sure that she will only have the most inspiring women on it. I also want to make sure she understands why I chose this women. They all have one thing in common: They believed in themselves and they never gave up. They followed their dreams, overcame obstacles and succeeded.
I am the Momma. I am a woman, a wife, an expat and a homeschooling mom. On my blog I share stories about my life and my thoughts about life in general. I have my opinions and I know that they are only my point of view, A Momma’s View.