Here at HerConcussion.com, we believe that girls are downright amazing and can do pretty much anything they set their mind to. So I’ve decided to set up a page to share great news about amazing girls. Take a look!
I’d love to add stories about any girl who does something amazing. It doesn’t have to be something huge and major, either. Girls are incredible in many ways. If you have something you’d like to add, just send me a note on my contact page.
In the meantime, here are some stories for you. And one of my favorite videos.
If ever there were a reminder that’s it great to be yourself, #hotdogprincess showed us how it’s done. Ainsley, five years of age, wore a hot dog costume to her dance class Princess Day on May 9th, 2016. The dance academy had suggested that girls could wear a costume or princess dress. She decided to wear a hot dog costume, which brought a smile to many. Great job, Ainsley!
I just love this. Yes, please do. Run like a girl!
Google Science Fair
Google has been running a science fair for the past few years. There have been a number of female teen researchers winning grand prizes and other prizes. Take a look at the page with listings for recent years to see how many researchers have been recognized for their work. There are so many who were recognized for their important work, that it’s not possible to list them all here. So definitely take a look. In the meantime, here are a couple of examples of the talent that’s out there.
Ciara Judge, 16, Émer Hickey, 17, and Sophie Healy-Thow, 17
This trio took home the Google Science Fair 2014 Grand Prize for their Natural Bacteria Combatting World Hunger project.
Haley Todesco, 17
Haley received the 17 – 18 Age Group Winner at the Google Science Fair 2014 for her project: Cleaning Up Oil Sands Waste
At age 13, she pitched a shutout game in the Little League World Series. Yep, she throws like a girl.
Update 12/10/14: Big news! Mo’ne was named the Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year!
If you see something you don’t like, you can try and change it. You can become an advocate. Your advocacy can be something big and ongoing, like this website or an organization. Or it could be something smaller that carries great impact, such as a letter. Here’s an example of the latter. McKenna’s letter went viral in Twitter and resulted in some pretty big changes. Good job McKenna!
McKenna Peterson, Fabulous Basketball Player and Advocate
Seeing no females in a Dick’s Sportings Goods catalog, she wrote a letter to the company. Here are the tweets about it and the response from the CEO.
— ChrisPetersonTCS (@TheCheapSeatsTV) October 9, 2014
Here’s the response:
Along the lines of the #LikeAGirl segment, Under Armour developed a similar type of campaign. Take a look! – thanks to Playpass.com for submitting this.
Go for it!
I’ll add more items as I see them. In the meantime, to all the girls out there, I say: chase those dreams and attain those goals! Find your voice. Speak up if you’d like. Your thoughts matter. We’d love to hear what you think.