One of my favorite websites for inspirational tid-bits is “A Mighty Girl.” The site was started to empower and inspire young girls with books, stories, and other resources that represent a positive message for equality. According to the site’s description, “[A Mighty Girl] was founded on the belief that all children should have the opportunity to read books and watch movies that offer positive messages about girls and honor their diverse capabilities.” The site features clothing, books, movies, music, and countless other resources with empowering messages for girls and women of all ages. My favorite part of the site is the daily summary of an empowering woman figure throughout history.
For Labor Day, A Mighty Girl put out a list of books about women and work labor throughout history. This section features a unique section on Rosie the Riveter, which includes an excellent book for young readers about women working on the home front during WWII and a Rosie the Riveter poster, puzzle, action figure, and t-shirts. I had a connection to Rosie the Riveter this Labor Day weekend at an annual bike race in Fort Collins called Tour de Fat. At the festival thousands of Coloradoans dress up in costumes and ride through the streets of the home of New Belgium Brewing company to celebrate the company, and donate to area non-profit organizations. This year I dressed up as Rosie the Riveter as my own little Mighty Girl mission.
I encourage all my followers to visit A Mighty Girl, particularly if you have young children (girls AND boys), to learn more about empowering resources and stories. Find A Mighty Girl on the web at http://www.amightygirl.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/amightygirl on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/amightygirl/, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/amightygirl, or on Tumblr at http://amightygirl.tumblr.com/.
In the words of the Might Girl staff, “Girls do not have to be relegated to the role of sidekick or damsel in distress; they can be the leaders, the heroes, the champions that save the day, find the cure, and go on the adventure. It is our hope that these high-quality children’s products will help a new generation of girls to grow and pursue whatever dreams they choose — to truly be Mighty Girls!”