Women of Tomorrow
For the women of tomorrow on International Women's Day.
I’ve spent most of my life working with and teaching children, many of them little women. I have a million hopes for these brilliant girls and I’d like to share a few:
I hope you ride dirt bikes, play dress up, build forts and slay dragons.
I hope you learn math, science, art, language and never limit your genius because of your gender.
I hope when you grow up that you are paid equally for equal work.
I hope as you grow you can dress yourself as you wish without worrying how men will react to your clothing.
I hope you see strong women in the White House. Many women.
I hope you feel safe walking home from the bus stop on a sunny afternoon.
I hope you love and celebrate your body, never starving it or harming it in the pursuit of airbrushed “perfection”.
I hope you run barefoot in the mud, fall into puddles, and carelessly mess up your hair.
I hope the world is kinder to you than it has been to the women before you.
I hope you never have to say Me Too.