I could have swore I published this months ago but when I found this still in my drafts, I’m going to take that as a “no Jessica, you didn’t.” So I apologize for the out-of-datedness. Here we go:
Thank you, Always. Finally, a video that is just super powerful, no other words to describe it. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out. Always, a P&G brand, has been rocking the female world, and body, since 1983. They are a brand of feminine products in relation to a woman’s menstrual cycle. Just trying to put it kindly, you know, in case a boy (gasp!) is reading this article.
Point taken, they make products like comfy pads and crotch wipes to make our periods less gross and more embraceable. Well, recently, P&G decided it was time to put an end to the phrase “like a girl” to be so darn negative. Through advertisements and using Always‘ brand, P&G is taking the first step in finding a powerful way to teach girls that throwing like a girl, running like a girl, or just doing anything like a girl is pretty cool.
Growing up in a competitive dancer’s world, I was basically the reason kids at school said “you throw like a girl”….sorry (not sorry) I didn’t spend hours at the baseball field and instead spent hours, hours, AND HOURS, on a black Marley dance floor with Olympic springs underneath to build muscle and enhance performance. It was so embarrassing as a fourth grader to be the last one picked for kickball because, well, I “kicked like a girl”. Now, looking back, I can’t believe my teachers never stood up for me, or any of the other girls in my class. I play like a girl, because I am a girl. My friends who played basketball and soccer shot and kicked like girls because they were girls. They were awesome too-in fact a lot of them play D-1 in college, so take that boys.
I think it’s time for us to follow suit with P&G and begin instilling a confidence in young girls and women to understand that you throw like a girl because you are a girl. I wasn’t asked to write this article, by the way, I just love this campaign too much not to write about it. Because you throw like a girl means you throw hard, you throw fast, and you throw curves. It doesn’t mean you throw any slower than a boy, it means you throw like a girl. Hell yeah, I am totally #LikeAGirl
Want more information? Check out Always here to find the confidence you need for yourself or to pass around to others!