Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

My Daughter got as a present “Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls” book for Christmas. This is by far her (and mine!) favorite gift. It became our mini tradition to read it every night when we go to bed. One after another rule breaker. Despite how long they lived,  they made sure they lived by their own rules. And more importantly, the rules that they broke where the ones that we meant to be broken. There is nothing I want my Girl to know better than that.

The range of women that ended up in this book is wide – from politicians to doctors to writers to explorers. And they were all covered on a single page. Nothing too shiny or big, just their rebellion and reason why, because being a rebel for sake of it must be exhausting. I have my favorites and my daughter had hers, but I will let you pick your own.

There is a Netflix movie about one of rebel girls, Jessica Watson. Movie is so good. So, so good. When we read the story, her age did not make sense to me. But then, watching the movie, it did. She was on a mission, from a very young age. A mission that was self-imposed. Parents simply could not be in her way. So good and so mind blowing.

My parents had two girls that were almost never limited by anything or anyone. However, I am getting this extra boost of encouragement to aim higher. Not just for my Girl, but for myself too.

My daughter came one day from library with a great book, “Grace for President” and I am convinced she was inspired with all amazing women we read about in Rebel girls!

We have to know the rules so well, understand which ones help us and which ones make no sense in order to make a change and make this world a better place for ourselves and our kids.

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