During a week’s-end meeting just before the 4th of July holiday, I realized something . . .
. . . everyone present was a woman.
Now I think we have a pretty diverse team here at NICABM, but in that moment, all of the guys were out of the office.
And as I looked around, it reinforced something that I have always believed in and really, known – girls are every bit as capable, creative, and valuable as their male counterparts.
So I thought it was fitting that, this week, I came across a video with exactly this sentiment. It’s from a company setting out to change the stereotype that doing things “like a girl” means anything other than doing them with strength and success.
I hope you like it as much as I do, and I hope it’ll remind you that the next time someone tells you that you do something “like a girl,” maybe you should take it as a compliment.
A lot of what we set out to do here at NICABM is empower people to change their lives, whether it be through mindfulness, brain science, or trauma therapy.
And I think this video is another way to change lives by getting people to question cultural stereotypes – things that, in the past, we might have taken as a given.
I find it heartening that these folks put time and resources into creating a video that can encourage young women and girls to live up to their full potential. And maybe help do away with these stereotypes once and for all.
So now I want to hear from you – what comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “like a girl?” Tell us about it in the comment section below.