What if Cinderella didn’t want to go to the ball but rather go out with her friends? What if Rapunzel didn’t need ‘saving’? And why didn’t Eric become a merman to have a ‘happily ever after’ with Ariel?
How much, do the stories we tell our little girls, shape their views about being a woman?
Elena Favilli’s Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us (and our impressionable girls) to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives. From Cleopatra to Malala, Charlotte Bronte to Serena Williams, these tales are truly empowering for heroines who definitely don’t need rescuing.
Here are a few quotes from the book.
A message that, unfortunately, seems to get lost quite often.
Aiming for the stars is in every girl’s blood!
Your voice isn’t small. Your voice isn’t weak. You were meant to ROAR!
You are perfect the way you are.
Touch the skies. You’re meant to be with the birds.
You are a fighter. No obstacle is ever ‘too big’ for you.
Why be something else when you’re PERFECT.
Be bold. And you will be free.
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