01 Aug how to talk to little girls
It’s worth a read if you have a moment.
And I’ll just add that having a little boy and a little girl, I notice this is so true, that strangers compliment B on her looks and what she’s wearing and Miles is complimented for being “strong,” or “active” or “adventurous.” People comment on Miles’ platinum hair and blue-saucer eyes too, so it’s not a clear-cut gender difference. But I would absolutely love it if a stranger asked B about her favorite books sometime and noticed that she too is adventurous! What would happen if we communicated this message to little girls: that we notice their intellect, their gifts and passions above their appearance??