Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The world I want for my daughter

This right here.

Running with apple 

This moment embodies the very essence of the kind of world I want for my daughter.

The kind in which she will always be free to run, jump, hide, play, reach and laugh.

And never have to be afraid. Of what’s lurking in the corner.
And never be told she can’t. Because of her gender. Or the color of her skin.
And never have to be ashamed. For her abilities. Or the lack thereof.
And never be judged or criticized. Just because she’s different.
And never ever have to apologize. For who she is. Or isn’t.

That’s the kind of world I want for her.

I will do what I can to raise her to be brave
and strong
and honest
and loving 
and kind
and compassionate.

But the rest? It’s up to you.
And you.
And you.
And you.

Will you help me?


This blog carnival, The World I Want for My Children, is the brainchild of Country Fried Mama, created to increase awareness and offer support for the Joyful Heart Foundation. The foundation, started by Law & Order: SVU actress Mariska Hargitay, helps victims of sexual assault mend their minds, bodies, and spirits and reclaim their lives. What kind of world do you want for your children? Come share your thoughts with us here.