On the International Day of the Girl, we raise awareness for girls across the globe that are suffering from discrimination and exploitation. Girls that are forced into human trafficking. Girls that are made to be child brides. Girls that don’t have access to sanitary living conditions or education.
Most women in the western world feel outraged by these scenarios and some take action.
If you’re a mother to young children, you might not think that you have time to make a difference. Meeting your family’s needs can feel all consuming. There is minimal down time for extras at this stage of our lives.
You don’t have to feel helpless. While you might not have the time or resources to build a school in a third world country, you can create change.
You have an audience that’s watching your every move. They call you ‘mom.’
How can you do start? Be their model. Empower yourself as a woman and as a mother. Show yourself love. Empower your girls and boys to think bigger, beyond the limiting beliefs that are too common in our society.
Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. – Maya Angelou
What are you teaching your children with your actions? What are you teaching your children with your words?
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