Growing up a Girl
If you read my last post you’ll know that growing up without a stitch of self-worth was more than tough for me. But I won’t go on about it. I don’t want you to feel sorry for the girl I once was. I just want your help to make things better.
My hope is that this story and those from other women who have shared similar struggles can help girls out there know that they are awesome as they are. There is no need to change anything about themselves. In fact, it is this desire to be different that is the crux of the problem.
Unfortunately that wisdom comes late to many of us. And for some, too late.
Please, if you know a girl who is struggling to make sense of who she is or is being mistreated in any way, tell her about G Day. It may not only rescue her from her own self-defeating thoughts, beliefs and behaviours, but it just may save her life.
Have a look around..
And then have a look around this site. I’ve tagged a few posts with the label G Day for Girls, to give you a bit more insight into how things can go terribly wrong when we don’t have an ounce of self-love in our bones.
And now I want to tell you about an awesome partnership between G Day Vancouver and Imagine1day.
The G Day Sisterhood Goes Global
G Day Presenting Sponsor Lunapads is thrilled to announce that imagine1day has been selected as G Day Vancouver’s Charity Partner, with partial proceeds from the April 28th event to benefit education for girls in Ethiopia.
The partnership has an inspiring back story. Since 2009, Lunapads has been donating personal hygiene supplies to female students at imagine1day’s schools in Ethiopia. In a country where girls’ school attendance can be compromised by a lack of undergarments and sanitary supplies, Lunapads’ contribution to girls in Ethiopia has been life-changing.
G Day founder and Lunapads co-founder Madeleine Shaw explains: “We wanted to add a developing world perspective to G Day Vancouver to show the participants what it’s like for girls their age living in another part of the world under very different conditions, and build a sense of global sisterhood. We love that imagine1day is Vancouver-based, and is working directly with girls in Ethiopia whose stories can be shared as part of G Day.”
$10 from every regular-priced ticket will be donated to imagine1day, with proceeds going to support a project specific to girls’ education.
Do you know a girl?
Thank you for reading.
imagine1day is a Vancouver-based charity that has been building schools and helping to transform education in Ethiopia since 2007, with a goal that all Ethiopians have access to quality education funded free of foreign aid by 2030. They currently work directly on the ground in two of Ethiopia’s regions, spanning north to south and impacting over 60,000 boys and girls annually.