I have one child - a boy. At first blush, it might seem strange to some that I've started a website with the goal of providing inspiration, guidance and resources to women. But, as a mother, a wife, a former high school biology teacher and former NYC paramedic, and in my current role as a lawyer, I think the pressures placed upon women (particularly teens) is great. Because these pressures come from so many angles, I've written this open letter to all young women who are taking steps to establish their respective independence.
You are on the path to adulthood. It is a journey that is not alway smooth, but I assure you that the lessons you learn now will guide you in the future. Some of you are, or have moved away, from your parents, perhaps for a job or school, or another pursuit. Some of you are learning how to deal with life while at home, perhaps because of pressures from supposed "friends", social media, or family. Wherever you find yourself, there are a few things I'd like to share about life that might help guide you along the way:
You are beautiful, strong, resilient. Be brave and brilliant.