My This Author’s Life post is one of my favorite to write each week. It’s wide open, and I can talk to y’all about anything I want. But this week, inspiration was pretty scarce. I’ve been so deep in writing and in getting ready for events that I hardly had any life to write about.
And then this morning the awesome Cora Carmack posted about this fabulous #ToTheGirls campaign. And there was today’s post.
I’ve been a feminist forever. I was raised by strong women in the company of women, I have three strong daughters and I believe in the power and the uniqueness of womanhood. I don’t say we’re better, but I’ll be danged if we ain’t just as good (that was an Oklahoma! riff right there, in case you didn’t know it.)
If you haven’t read about this campaign, start here. Author Courtney Summers started this trend, saying on her blog, “Take the opportunity to tell the girls you know — and the ones you don’t — that they are seen, heard and loved. Share advice. Be encouraging. Tell us about or thank the girls in your life who have made a difference in yours.”
So what would my tweets be? Here are a few going out today.
#ToTheGirls Be fearless. You are stronger than the world says you are.
#ToTheGirls You can love and be loved without being the damsel in distress.
#ToTheGirls Never underestimate the power of your heart. The world needs it.
So go forth and tweet your best words. Tag me so I can see.
This one’s for the girls.