Awhile back I wrote about some lovely allies in my quest to raise a cool girl in today’s princess pink world; if you need a refresher, here’s a quick link:
My daughter is now a couple of years older, and given that, plus the fact that we here at Teaching Harry are also avid Hunger Games fans, you’ve got to know where I was this past Friday – daughter in tow complete with GIRL ON FIRE shirt. Woot! Besides loving the movie and celebrating the books, I found myself once again feeling so thankful that my daughter is growing up at a time when such courageous girl role models exist and it’s actually cool to like them. If you read and you’re tech savvy and, alright, geeky! – there’s someone out there for you to relate to that is now more readily accessible because the world is also appreciating her. And you know, that’s ok, because the world doesn’t often recognize spirited young women like this one. Such appreciation is also very affirming for many who are at that tender age when they begin to define who they are for themselves.
So, to add to my list of thank you’s, I send an incredibly loud shout-out to Katniss Everdeen: self-reliant, smart, tough, perceptive, compassionate, brave, loyal, and most of all, true to herself. Next stop: archery class!