Like A Girl

Today I watched this video and was blown away by it’s truthfulness. I’m guessing that at some point in their life, every girl has been told she does something ‘like a girl’ – and it’s meant as an insult. Growing up with two older brothers meant I heard those words quite a lot. If I failed to catch something it was ‘you’re such a girl’; if my throwing didn’t reach the target it was because I ‘threw it like a girl’. And you know what, I do throw badly, and I struggle to catch things – but I don’t think it’s because I lack a Y chromosome. I think it’s because I never practised, I never tried to catch things because I was told that being a girl made me incapable of doing it right. It’s strange how a few words can have such an affect on us right? So here are some more to push back against them: watch the video – it’s good.

Hannah