The United Nations has declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” To celebrate this day, I’ve written a letter to my daughters expressing the importance of being true to yourself.
My beautiful girls, right now you are six and three—the stories of your life just beginning, the first few chapters already filled with people who love you, places we’ve explored and experiences that, unbeknownst to you, have already begun to shape your thinking and strengthen your character.
I am beyond blessed to be the mother of three children, each of you so special in your own unique way. But today, on the Day of the Girl, I write to you two. My girls. Now listen to your mother, loves.