SELF-WORTH IS THE SINGLE BIGGEST DETERMINANT OF CHOICES MADE IN A GIRLS LIFE

Self-worth is the reason a girl can be her true-self, bravely owning her identity and her body. It is the reason that she can honour the path she has chosen for herself and make all the choices along the way that feels good for her.   

Conversely a lack of self-worth means a girl is more likely to conform, to downplay hurts, to compromise on her dreams and to tolerate unacceptable behaviour. It underpins every belief she has, every story she owns and every pathway she sees forward.

“The consequences of this are endless. From not putting your hand up in class so your grades are impacted to giving a blowjob to a boy before you are ready just so he likes you more.”

- Kirsten Roberts -


Let's turn that into statistics that makes the picture even more brutal

  • The suicide rate amongst young girls is nearly triple what it was in 2000.
  • A UK study found that nearly ¼ of 14 year old girls had harmed themselves in the past year.
  • Females in their late teens are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault.
  • Insert stat on Stem participation
  • Anxiety in children

A GIRL WHO DOESN’T BELIEVE HER WORTH BECOMES A WOMAN WHO LIVES IN SHAME.

SHAME CREATES SILENCE AND IN SILENCE THINGS REMAINS THE SAME

For us as women the conversation is beginning to change.
The #metoo movement and discussions around #whydidnItreport have cracked open some of what's been hidden. It’s becoming mainstream to say I want more.
There are amazing women out there fighting the fight.
They are either taking it to the system, rallying women to rise up or helping the women themselves to overcome. There is a fight going on and it is fierce and it is worth it

But our girls don’t have to be aware of the fight.  

They haven’t yet experienced the loss, the betrayal or the disappointment. They haven’t yet learnt how to play the game as a woman to get what you want, or to expect less than their male counterparts.
They aren’t tainted by the times they have been told to tone it down,
that they are too much.
Nor have they downplayed their leadership because they are told they are bossy. This is not about worth being less than it has in the past. It is about the current way of life that it’s acceptable to simply not be enough.

So as the fight goes on for the women, we have the opportunity to create the most beautiful narrative for the girls.
It is the time we can create a most amazing sense of self
before those limiting stories are embedded so deeply that it becomes their truths too.


It is the time we can shape the girls to
make it the norm to be so fricken sure of themselves
and so comfortable in who they are that they don’t give one shit who is watching.

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