It almost broke my heart.
When I sat down with my friend, Lynn Cowell, she shared a statistic that hit me hard.
She said that a girl’s confidence is at its peak by the age of 9.
Nine years old.
That’s a baby. That’s the brink of change. That’s when she is a dreamer.Permission to be brave begins with giving ourselves permission to fail. #BraveBeautyBook… Click To Tweet
It’s also a time when she’s experiencing life. Even if she’s protected by those who love her, she’s discovering that life isn’t always equal.
When I look around at the girls and women around me, I wonder about their 9-year-old self. I wonder if she was fearless. If she thought she could do anything. I wonder if we — as strong, faith-filled women — could not only rediscover our fearless self, but pass that on to all the girls coming up behind us. [Read more…]