Last week, Sarah made me watch a commercial on YouTube produced by Always in 2014. It’s called #LikeAGirl, and it’s one of the most uplifting works for the empowerment of young girls. Please take a moment to watch it.
Seriously. I’ll wait.
Are Sarah and I the only ones who had a cathartic cry over it?
It made me think of all the brave, enthusiastic elementary school girls who become more introverted by reaching middle school. According to the video, a girl’s confidence plummets during puberty. It’s no wonder these small souls are in crisis; their bodies are transforming. That sh*t ain’t easy as an adult, let alone as a teenager.
I’ve got to hand it to Always for taking up this cause. Damn, if that doesn’t encapsulate everything we are trying to do for the future generations of girls! My only wish is their videos were mandatory to watch, but you can find them on their YouTube channel.
After seeing this video, Sarah and I decided to create a #LikeAGirl conversation for adults.
First, we want to address #LikeABitch. This section will document the situations where we were called bitch for things that should have been our right, like not smiling or saying no.
Second, we want to champion a #LikeABetch campaign. This section will show what we did that empowered us as women.
I’ll go first.
#LikeABitch I reported sexual harassment of a guy at work against one of my co-workers.
#LikeABetch I reported sexual harassment of a guy at work against one of my co-workers. I wouldn’t let my co-worker go head-to-head against a superior when I witnessed the harassment and could corroborate her statement.
You’re up next, Ladies! We need to hear from you!
P.S. Always has an #EndPeriodPoverty Program. If you know someone in need or would like to help, use the hashtag link above.
When did someone call you #LikeABitch? How did you show the world you are #LikeABetch?