In this day and age of the Female…there are finally many companies and organizations that are embracing the power of Women and Girls! Specific companies like Always, Cardstore, Microsoft and Under Armour have put their money where their mouths are. With the explosion of empowering marketing campaigns, commercials and billboards that highlight the value and strength of females around the world.
They range from asking what seems to be a silly question like… ”show me what it looks like to run as a Girl?” Then instantly you see different girls of different ages from different economic, social and ethnic backgrounds demonstrating how girls are supposed to run. It’s not until the end of the interview that the girls realize the question was a “trick” question. How many times have we’ve heard the statement “stop crying like a little girl?” Well, as a former athlete and mother of a daughter who plays basketball. I’m a huge advocate for Girl Power… I preach run, fight and stand like a girl to show the world just how dynamic you are!
Under Armour has also hit the nail on the head regarding this necessary wave of camaraderie for the female gender. One of my favorite commercials pays homage to Misty Copeland, a black ballerina who received many rejection letters from dance schools indicating she was too old to study dance at the tender age of 13 and that she had the wrong body type. However, Misty refused to allow the small thinking of others to keep her from her dreams. Now, she is the principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. History making, Ms. Copeland is dancing her way into the hearts of little girls who look like her. It’s safe to say that she has willed what she wanted.
Now, think of it…how many times have you acquiesced or allowed someone to determine your worth? I own a t-shirt that reads: “Well behaved women rarely make history…Angela Davis.” Wearing this t-shirt requires confidence, compassion and a huge helping of courage. As a female, what is your badge of honor? How are you showing the world your “will?”
What is it that you want? Are you doing what you love? If not, now is the time. Create a plan, devise a team of supporters, and bring on an accountability partner. If it’s something you are passionate about, if you believe you were placed here to fulfill this dream and your conviction is unwavering. Then… you must “will what you want!”
If you are willing what you want. Please share this blog with someone who has the acumen to do the same, but is holding back.
Thanks, you’re dynamic!