Thursday, 11 October 2018

Kickass girls we adore. #InternationalDayOfTheGirl

Throughout October I will be joining in with Big Family Organised Chaos and her linky for Blogtober18. Today's prompt is: Kickass girls you adore! 

Female role models are so important. If we can’t look up and see women who have been successful we are less likely to be successful ourselves and the same goes for our daughters. They need girls to look up to as well. 

In the world of celebrities and social media stars it can be hard to find role models for young children.


I asked Becky who she thinks young girls should look up to and she said Millie Bobby Brown who is one of the stars of Stranger Things. After her TV success she now uses her power as an influencer as best she can, spreading positivity and encouragement online.


She Tweeted her support for a young girl who shaved her head for ovarian cancer awareness, promised to show up to a fan’s birthday after no one turned up to his Stranger Things party and started a Twitter account, @milliestophate dedicated to preventing bullying and cyber bullying.

The first girl which springs to my mind is Malala Yousafzai! After being shot by the Taliban in 2012 for speaking out against its ban on female education the Pakistan native went on to become the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. She co-founded the Malala Fund to secure girls the right to a minimum of 12 years of quality schooling.

My girls have grown up watching Emma Watson as Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. Whilst acting she finished a B.A in English Literature, she was a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, she helped launch the UN HeforShe campaign, is dedicated to empowering young women across the globe and advocates for girls’ right to education, fair trade and sustainability.


I asked Ellie who she thought was a good role model for girls and she said JoJo Siwa. She might be sickly sweet, covered in stupid bows and really annoying but she does do some good.

She’s passionate about ending bullying, she even wrote a song about it, "Boomerang". It deals with the issue of cyberbullying. The song's message is to not listen to haters who write evil comments to you on the Internet.

 

I asked Stu to choose a Kickass girl and he came up with Buffy the Vampire slayer. I rolled my eyes so much thinking he was not taking me seriously but he explained.


Obviously she slays vampires while working her way through high school, college, holding down a job and having an ill mother. She does all of that and saves the world, a lot! 

Buffy faces her fears, is 100% dedicated and determined despite the obstacles she faces in her life. She doesn't want to be in the popular group of girls and sticks by her friends and just because she is a pretty blonde girl people underestimate her. She got sad, angry, depressed and showed girls that it's OK to show your emotions. 


Which kickass girls do you adore?


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