7 Real Life Stories That You Can Turn into Bedtime Stories to Raise Strong Daughters

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I hate to break it to you, but the cartoons we grew up watching and the fairytales we once fantasized have a major role in shaping the people we’ve become, and it’s scientifically proven. We grew up dreaming about prince charming, the white horse, and the carriage, and now we’re complaining about gender inequality. Many girls grow up feeling insecure and less self-confident, but it all comes down to parenting. To raise strong daughters we need to show them that being a girl does not make them unworthy, but in fact, it’s a privilege. Since the fairytale industry has a storage in stories like Mulan and Pocahontas, we’ve compiled a list of real-life examples your baby girls can look up to. We need to show them that they can do it, just like other women, not fictional characters, did it in real life.

Marie Curie

Via Marie Curie

Lesson learned: Women could be pioneers, even at science.

Erin Brockovich

Via Mashable

Lesson learned: Don’t be afraid to speak up for what is wrong.

Ana Fidelia Quirot

Via Panamerican World

Lesson learned: Perseverance leads to great achievements.

Malala Yousafzai

Via Global Partnership for Education

Lesson learned: Education is the key!

Frida Kahlo

Via CNN

Lesson learned: Art has the power to make us heal and grow

Hatshepsut and Cleopatra

Via Brain Egypt Bazaar and College Fashion

Lesson learned: Your gender doesn’t matter when it comes to your job.

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