Advice From Women #ToTheGirls
- IWB Post
- April 15, 2015
Author Courtney Summers launched the hashtag #ToTheGirls on April 14, the same day that her YA novel All the Rage was released. She urges women to share their best pieces of advice to young women seeking guidance and affirmation.
In her blog about the initiative, Summers says:
Women on twitter followed the call. Here JWB picked some really encouraging pieces:
#ToTheGirls your body is yours; not your boyfriend's or your parents' or your girlfriend's or your doctor's or the government's — YOURS.
— MJ (@incog_ninja) April 14, 2015
#ToTheGirl never underestimate yourself just because someone else did, because you are damn powerful
— tea drinker☕️ (@RaeganDouthit) April 14, 2015
#ToTheGirls Other girls aren’t your competition – for boys, for jobs, for LIFE. They are your allies. Support each other.
— Megan Erickson (@MeganErickson_) April 14, 2015
#tothegirls Don't give up. If you're told "This isn't right but try again," hear the "try again" as clearly as the "not right."
— Jennifer Weiner (@jenniferweiner) April 14, 2015
#ToTheGirls When you speak passionately, people will love to tell you that you're "too loud." Keep speaking. Speak louder.
— Michelle Smith (@MichelleA_Smith) April 14, 2015
#ToTheGirls The mistakes you made do not shape who you are. They are NOT who you are. Forgive yourself, love yourself, and let them go.
— Ellen Oh (@elloecho) April 14, 2015
#ToTheGirls: You have a right to finish your sentence, to finish your schooling, to finish your meal. No apology necessary.
— Mishell Baker (@mishellbaker) April 14, 2015
#ToTheGirls Your gender does not define or limit you. Reach for greatness. Fight for it every day, in every way you can.
— Rachel Caine (@rachelcaine) April 14, 2015
#ToTheGirls Being a feminist doesn't mean you're a guy-hater or don't like pretty things. It means your eyes are open to the humanity of all
— Sara Zarr (@sarazarr) April 14, 2015
#tothegirls Never apologize for your accomplishments. You've earned them. Confidence does not equal conceit.
— Brandy Colbert (@brandycolbert) April 14, 2015
#ToTheGirls Don't be tricked into thinking there are "boys' things" and "girls' things. If something strikes your fancy, go and explore it.
— Beth O'Neill (@LittleTinMiss) April 14, 2015
#ToTheGirls Apologize when you've done wrong. But don't apologize for being you, for defending yourself, for having a voice.
— Rebecca Coffindaffer (@callmebecks) April 14, 2015
Share your advice to young girls.