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What Does Always Live #LikeAGirl Mean to You?
The term Always Live #LikeAGirl resonates with me. I have three daughters and all three of them love to play sports, dance and be as active as possible. As I watch them grow, I love to watch them persevere when they try new things. This past soccer season, my youngest volunteered to be goalie one day and the rest is history. Being goalie isn’t easy. It has its ups and downs. I am so proud of her and love seeing her be so confident. I never want that feeling to fade.
Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 girls have missed activities because they can’t afford period protection? Period poverty is a real thing in the United States. At puberty, girls’ confidence plummets and having to miss activities because of lack of access to period products only makes this drop in confidence worse.
For me, this was a real eye opener. I’m a mom with three girls and I sobbed as I watched the video below. Knowing that we need them every month, I try my best to stock up when I see a great sale, but I understand that it is not that easy for all.
The idea of one of my daughters not being able to do something because she doesn’t have period protection is not acceptable to me. After watching the video and seeing the girls express their feelings about a sensitive topic makes me want to pitch in and help.
Watch the Always Live #LikeAGirl Video
You have to watch the video below to see how big of an impact this will have.
My youngest looks up to her older teenage sisters. They are wonderful role models for her. My oldest started curling last year and this year went out for the Winter Track team and for the first time ever, she is trying Shot Put. My other daughter joined the Junior Dance Competition Team and her school’s Modified Soccer team. When we Always Live #LikeAGirl, we are all actively playing our best and not being afraid to try something new.
photo by Deborah Karson
As an educator, the words “together we can make a difference” are said often among myself and my colleagues. To help #EndPeriodPoverty, Always and Walmart are donating a year’s supply of period products to 50 teams in 50 states.
The time has come to #EndPeriodPoverty. We have all donated food to those in need. I know I have also donated toys, books, and toiletries, but I have not donated period protection. That changes today.
How did you feel after seeing the new Always Live #LikeAGirl video?