Brave

Black and white illustration of Roman goddess Diana holding a bow and arrow

Black and white illustration of Roman goddess Diana holding a bow and arrow

What does it mean to be brave? Is it going for what you want? Is it going beyond that? In our house, we love the movie Brave. Having daughters I worry sometimes that they are going to miss the message of bravery in the movie and instead just learn to defy their mother every chance they get. For now, though, they just love Merida’s bouncy red hair and the look she gets on her face when she’s focusing in on a target. They’re still very young.

I came across this video today. It spoke to me. I was shocked to hear the statistics about women, bravery, and believing in oneself. I want to leave this link here so that I can return to it now and then as a reminder to be brave and to raise my daughters to be truly brave.

Watch now: Reshma’s TED Talk

Girls Who Code Founder & CEO Reshma Saujani took to the TED 2016 stage to outline her vision for why we need to socialize girls to be comfortable with imperfection.
“For the American economy, for any economy to grow, to TRULY innovate, we cannot leave behind half our population! We have to socialize our girls to be comfortable with imperfection and we need to do it now.” Reshma Saujani
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