My little girl is a superhero.

I know you’re not supposed to want one sex over the other when you’re pregnant. You’re just supposed to say you want a healthy baby and leave it at that. 

But I really wanted a girl. I was so excited when I found out we were having a daughter.

There’s just something about little girls. They’re tiny humans beaming with boundless potential. I’m positive girls will change the world — the underdogs that will save us all. How can you not want to be a part of that?

My little girl is a superhero. She is the future. 

Religion has oppressed women for centuries. Could you imagine where our society would be if women could have been free? 

While I’m so happy to have a daughter, maybe it’s a little sad that I measure girls’ potential by the many first yet to come for women. Why are there still so many firsts?

My daughter is bright and curious, and despite where we are today, I believe girls will be the trailblazers tomorrow.


Lead Like a Girl

Giggles, hair bows, and limitless potential –
the future comes home swaddled in pink.
My daughter can save her world.
Call the shots with compassion.
Curious little girls grow up
to be women who lead the way.


  1. publicola says

    Honestly, women generally seem to be better at most things. One of my favorite lines came from Det. Lennie Briscoe on “Law and Order” when he said, “If they ever invent a machine for opening jars and a substitute for sperm, we’re outta business”. But don’t give up on the boys, yet. It’s all in how you raise your kids. If you raise them to be open-minded, empathetic, independent, tolerant, critically-thinking people, they’ll do you and themselves proud. I believe your daughter has a good start.

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