They were asking writers to tackle the topic of 'femininity' and all it's different aspects for their upcoming summer issue.
Here is my entry. It's a difficult thing to summarize in 450 words, but this is my best effort.
If you have a girl in your life, or it speaks to you down in the depths of your heart please share on Facebook and Twitter, and I would love for you to leave a comment and let me know your experience whether with your daughter or your own journey.
“Momma can girls be president?” a question recently posed to me by my seven year old daughter.
And the question of why would someone say that to be mean.
And my two boys?
We each have unique gifts and personalities that God gave us.
And one of those special gifts is our gender.
It’s not an obstacle to overcome, not something to hide or pretend doesn’t matter
or that makes no difference in our lives.
It’s what makes us who we are.
While we may do things differently, it doesn’t mean we do them worse.
I saw you before you were formed. I do not make mistakes.
Get your hair done and wear lip gloss, get pedicures and wear fun dresses-
But, never apologize for being a girl.
Shine and be the amazing girl God created you to be-don’t hide it embrace it.