Even when women are different from one another, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, they can also find similar struggles and empathize with one another. Girl, Me Too Day is here to increase the mutual understanding and support given to and received by women from all walks of life, with the hope of building a better future for our daughters.
History of Girl, Me Too Day
The roots of this day can be followed back to the founding of the Girl, Me Too Movement, which was established in 2016 by Symonia Montgomery. The movement was founded to promote the healing, empowerment, and education of women while encouraging healthy relationships.
The purpose behind the Girl, Me Too Day is to recognize the strength and endurance of women of all ages, showing support and coming alongside each other through thick and thin. In addition, Girl, Me Too Day brings hopes that it will make an impact on all women throughout neighborhoods, cities, nations and the world, when shopkeepers, sisters, friends and even strangers take a step toward connection and care by lifting each other up and encouraging one another in a show of solidarity – not only today but as a habit every day.
How to Celebrate Girl, Me Too Day
Have some fun and make the world a better place by celebrating Girl, Me Too Day with some of these ideas:
Grab Some Girl, Me Too Merchandise
Get connected and show support for Girl, Me Too Day by getting some swag to wear proudly in honor of this day, as well as all throughout the year. Whether through a t-shirt, bag, book, body-nurturing product or some other item from the website this is a great way to support the movement and perhaps make a gift for someone in honor of the day.
Watch Some Supportive Girl Flicks
Sadly, many movies and television shows depict women in relationships where they are in competition against each other instead of showing support to one another. Get out of that mindset and into the Girl, Me Too Day mindset by catching some films that show women working in cooperation with one another. Invite a friend over and get started with some of the movies on this list:
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
- Waiting to Exhale (1995)
- Steel Magnolias (1989)
- Hidden Figures (2016)
Host a Girl, Me Too Day Event
Don’t just talk about getting the women together – do it! Use Girl, Me Too Day as a reason to host an event to invite the women in your life and community to gather around the common goal of encouragement and unity. Host a backyard barbecue, a tea party, or a fund-raising event that will support a local women’s shelter or other non-profit organization. Encourage women to bring their best outlook on life, forget about being competitive, and get to know one another instead so that they can be supportive.