Hope

Hope.

January 15, 2018 - Dear Daisy

Dear Daisy,

“A new day is on the horizon!”

-Oprah.
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.

- Roxy

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