|Photo Credit: via Pinterest Rosie the Riveter by Creating Really Awesome Feelings|
Who are some fictional female protagonists who you’d vote for as SmartyGirl Leader?
One of the characters that I would pick would be Sara Crewe from A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
|Photo Credit: Amazon.com A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett|
What was said about her?
“..she is treated as a pariah but has the bearing of someone with royal blood” said Ram Dass
What would be your criteria?
Criterion #1: Empowers other women
Criterion#2: Makes other women’s lives better with friendship
Criterion#3: Shows an unsinkable sense of humor
Criterion#4: Commits to sharing knowledge instead of hiding tips that work
Oftentimes Halloween costumes are dis-empowering for women to wear. What costume would you be proud to don?
|Photo Credit: Renee Marchol and Friends and San Jose Dirty Girl Mud Run 5K for Halloween Weekend 2012|
Who else would I nominate?
Pippi Longstocking from Pippi in the South Seas
|Photo Credit: via Pinterest Pippi Longstocking by Costume Specialists|
|Photo Credit: Amazon.com Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren
What is something said by Pippi?
When asked, “Are you crying because Tommy was bitten by a shark?”, she replied, “No, I’m crying for the poor shark who didn’t have his breakfast.”
Pippi also helped make a fool of an oppressive and unkind busybody who interfered with friend Annika’s schooling.
I would like to recognize this final week of October, Domestic Abuse Awareness month.
Close your eyes. Think back. What woman buoys your spirit?
Contact me here and tell how a fictional or real life SmartyGirl has been your leader!
For survivors of domestic abuse, this book by Lundy Bancroft is recommended by many battered women shelter caseworkers so that women know that it wasn’t anything they did or didn’t do to deserve abuse.
|Amazon.com Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft|