I just watched the Facebook post Always #LikeAGirl. The video moved me so much and gave me chills that I felt compelled to write my feelings to all of you on this subject.
I started Pura Vida Adventures 10 years ago to inspire and empower women to try a new sport and come together as a community. The reason I wanted an all women’s surf camp is because I believe women are graceful, beautiful and love to share their experiences with each other. Sharing is such an amazing part of the female community and this is what I love about being a women or acting like a girl. We show vulnerability and are willing to laugh at ourselves and be excited for our successes.
We as women need to demonstrate to our daughters and the younger generation that being a girl and acting like a girl is awesome and is something to proud of. We are not boys, so we need to embrace our femininity and girlishness, and love who we are.
I have never met a woman who wanted to be a boy, so why is acting like a girl so negative? Because we have also bought into this notion, we have the power to reverse it by making it into a very positive statement. So the next time someone says you are “acting like a girl,” say…Thank you. I know. Isn’t that wonderful!
And that is how we change perception.