Sunday, June 29, 2014

Always Embrace Who You Are... #LikeAGirl

I recently came upon this Always commercial.  I don't pay a whole lot of attention to commercials but this one really struck me.  I remember being on the playground in grade school and hearing kids putting other kids down.   Saying things do that like a girl.  And it was meant to be a bad thing.  But I am a girl and yes, I run like a girl.  I kick like a girl.  I throw like a girl.  I am a girl and I like being a girl.  There were a few times that people said my daughter looked like a boy.  I had dressed her in grey shorts and a tshirt with a lizard on it.  Why does that mean she looks like a boy?  Just because it has a lizard on it?  My daughter has a pet lizard.  I love lizards and I'm a girl.  I studied Animal Ecology and Entomology in college and I remember by great grandmother saying to me "that's man's work."  But is it?  I can do whatever I want to do.  My daughter can do whatever she wants to do.  Look how she wants to look.  She will do it all like a girl and she will do it WELL!  She will be herself.  And I will be proud of her.  And she will excel.  She will be successful.  She will be amazing!  And I will teach her......if a kid on the playground laughs at her and tells her that she throws like a girl.....I will teach her to say thank you and to keep doing it just the way shes doing it.  Because shes doing it perfectly!

Take a look at this Always commercial and tell me what you think!


  1. I love this! I hope to raise strong, smart girls :)

  2. When I was a kid I was a very big tomboy. Still not really a girly-girl. I find no problem with girls that like to get a little dirty or wear lizard shirts!