Today is International Women’s Day! This means something different in many places throughout the world, but to me is all about celebrating that women can do anything just as well as a man. Our world is shaped by smart, strong, successful women and I think they are worth celebrating every day, not just today. I think all of the girls from the American Girl collection are a reflection of this belief, but to me, Caroline especially epitomizes these feminist values.
She is gorgeous and ladylike and is a great seamstress. She sews her own beautiful gowns…
…and also embroiders an exquisite gift for her papa–and like Caroline, it’s more than just pretty. It helps him to escape from the British! It takes a special kind of girl to pull that off!
Even though she loves to sew, Caroline can also do chores at the farm just as well as a boy…
…and isn’t afraid to walk the mail route (a boy’s job) for her friend Seth.
Caroline isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She loves to fish…
…and more than anything dreams of being the captain of her own ship.
Thank you American Girl for making such an inspirational character that empowers girls to believe they can do anything! I love American Girl’s catchphrase for Caroline: “Some heroes wear uniforms. And some of us wear pink dresses.”
I hope you have a real person in your life just as inspirational as Caroline. For me, that person is my mom. She is the strongest, smartest, most determined woman I know. My whole life she has taught me I can do absolutely anything I set my mind to.
Happy International Women’s Day!