Tonight, as i caught up on “Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation” between former U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton along with young girls from communities and 4 Middle and High schools around the US, i was reminded of why my “Strong Enough Girls” initiative is important. Secretary Clinton made a comment to the effect of “Girls stop themselves from progressing because they feel that they’re not perfect. Men/boys do not view themselves in this way [and this is why men tend to dominate many areas in society].”
We have to overcome this mentality.
Strong Enough Girls calls girls and women to believe in their strengths and abilities. We don’t have to be perfect; we can simply be “strong/good enough.” Why should we limit ourselves trying to achieve perfection? Men do not let their imperfections stop them from believing in what they can offer, even to the extent of being cocky. My dear girls, let’s stop holding ourselves back, and keep pressing ahead, imperfections and all. We are as good as any boy or man. We are strong enough! #Believeit
What do you think? Why do women feel the need to be perfect in an imperfect world? Why do we stop moving forward with our goals and dreams when we hit a roadblock? Why do we allow men to be good enough, but not ourselves?