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Culture of Consent Part 4: Honor Her Mind

Confident Girl

A big part of consent culture is having the dignity and self-confidence to say what we think. We want to raise our girls to know that they are just fine the way they are and are empowered to follow their own mind and their own instincts. That requires them to have self-confidence.


Consent Part 3: Body Acceptance

confident girl

When it looks to you, as a young girl, that making your face smoother, brighter, and more tan is not just fun but required for leaving the house, something about the acceptability of your body is called into question.


Consent Part 2: Her Body Belongs to Her

girl walking with dad and sister

Beyond protecting them from danger, I believe that our girls need to deeply know that their body and their life belong to them. Not only does her body belong to her, but other people’s opinions about her body, her clothes, her appearance, etc etc etc are irrelevant. Let’s face it, as a girl, she will get a million messages that her appearance is the first thing that people notice and the major thing that is important.