Heroic girls

ellie doll

The other day I heard an interview on a local radio station with John Marcotte, the founder of heroicgirls.com talking about the lack of female heroes in popular culture. He spoke about how it’s incredibly hard to find a toy of Black Widow from the Avengers, on her own, while all the male heroes have a multitude of toy options. I got thinking about that and it inspired the card I made for our daughter who just turned 12. This is what I wrote on the back of the card to her:

We live in a world that loves heroes. We wrap them up and package them for others to buy because in many ways we want to be like them, heroes standing up for what’s right. Fighting for good over evil. Having some kind of super power. Well, if I could, I’d make and wrap up millions of you and give them out to kids around the world because you embody the characteristics that so many people strive for. Honesty. Fairness. Compassion. You make us laugh. You make us proud. You possess wisdom beyond your years and a humour that bonds people together. And all that after just 12 years. Happy Birthday to the most real superhero I know.

12 thoughts on “Heroic girls

    • Thanks for your comment! Glad to hear you’re sharing with your son. Both boys and girls stand to gain from greater girl power so good on ya!

  1. As usual my son beautiful words that come from the heart, Ellie could not have a better hero than you. Mum and I were so grateful for your inspiring words made us feel as if we had done a good job of parenting which we so richly enjoyed. Your words always inspire me to try to be a good Gpa now. In this case a 1000 words are mor rewording than a picture. Love you son with all my heart. Pops.

    Sent from my iPad


  2. My favourite of all time- especially what you wrote!

    Jason- I am thinking we need to chat about my I am a role model leadership program and perhaps you could help me put a “face” and some fun to it?!….a future- not urgent idea.

    You are an awesome dad!!!!


    Judy Riege 😊

    C: 403-874-4915 E: judy@judyriege.com

    Sent from my iPhone- please excuse my typos!


  3. You are the best dad ever!!

    Made me cry – but so important to be cognizant of…


    Sent from my iPhone


    • Oh I can quickly become the worst dad ever with my embarrassing actions or comments! How you guys doin’?

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