“A new day is on the horizon!”
January 7, 2018
It’s a great time to be a woman.
I’m going to be honest and say that, at first, I was scared to want a baby girl. So I hoped you would be a boy. No kid should really find out that their parent didn’t want them because they’re a certain gender but let me explain.
Its a scary world and girls always seem to be victims of something horrible. I didn’t know if I was up for the task to protect and raise a strong little girl. The roles of women have been changing for decades and it’s becoming an even better time to be a woman. They’re speaking up, finding more and more of their voice and they’re shaking things up.
I’m excited to raise you into a world that’s working hard to end harassment, inequality and sexual assaults. There’s a great movement of solidarity to stop the exploits of those in power or those who prey on the vulnerabilities of others. It makes me feel hopeful for a better world. I feel confident that I will have the ability to raise you to be your own fiercest protector.
I don’t wish for you to be a great influencer such as Oprah or an activist such as Malala Yousafzai. I’m not going to teach you to become a feminist. I’m not going to raise you to fear men.
My hope for you is that you have a voice; the strength to speak up when faced with inequality.
These are just fleeting thoughts, Daisy. Mommy loves you very much.