Here's to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.
Everyday I try to raise my girls to be strong, independent individuals. I want them to know they can do and be anything they want. Most of all I want them to know that Doug and I will love them no matter what. If they end up curing cancer? Great. If they become musicians? Great. If they decided to focus on raising a family of their own? Great. As long as they are kind people and true to themselves I will be proud of them. There are many ways to change the world.
In my effort to introduce them to the idea of feminism and different feminists, activists, leaders and heroes I have been filling their bookshelves with stories about strong women. From board books for Portia to picture books and chapter books for Hermione these are our current favorite mini feminist reads:
A "girl power primer" in board book form perfect for Porhcie!
A great anthology of stories about female heroes.
This collection of one page bedtime stories about "rebel girls" is my personal favorite. It makes a great gift too!
Perfect for tiny activists and mini feminists this book by Chelsea Clinton tells the story of 13 American women who wouldn't take no for an answer and persisted. I have already pre-ordered Ms. Clinton's companion book about women around the world.