Tag: confidence

Climb That Mountain!

“I can do it myself!” is a phrase I hear A LOT from my four-year-old daughter. She usually wants to do e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g herself without any help be it anything from pouring her own milk to picking out her clothes for the day and anything else in between. Sometimes it’s difficult for me to accept that she is becoming so grown up and that

Continue reading

“I Don’t Have to Be Nice, I’m Pretty!”

People, these are the words that came out of my two-year-olds mouth. TWO YEARS OLD. And a fresh two, like closer to one than three. I couldn’t believe it. A little background, I consider myself a feminist. I’ve also given dozens of talks to young women about the importance of learning to view media with

Continue reading

Please Don’t Call Me “Smart”

  I know it’s meant as a compliment, but from time to time, I get thrown off when a family member calls me “smart,” either to my face in response to something I said or did, or on Facebook, in a comment under some post I have about a project I’m working on or something

Continue reading