When the information about the #LikeAGirl Campaign landed in my inbox, I knew that it was one that would strongly resonate with my daughter.
She left her primary school and went to a school where she knew no one save for one of her friends. She was also leaving the area she was familiar with and travelling alone on public transport to a school about 6 miles away. I was not afraid of her failing as I know her well – better than she knows herself but she was. She was afraid of failing to make friends, being judged, not coping with the huge amount of homework and assignments and loads of other things.
So, I for one and really glad that the #LikeAGirl Squad – Alesha Dixon, of Britain’s Got Talent and Mis-teeq fame, accompanied by YouTube star, Hannah Witton and not-for-profit partner founder, Jane Kenyon from Girls Out Loud will share their own perseverance through failure stories via a series of podcasts and events, designed to mentor young women and inspire them to keep going.
Always #LikeAGirl Podcasts
Available from 6th September 2017 on itunes
Alesha Dixon, Hannah Witton and Jane Kenyon from Girls Out Loud host four weekly episodes tackling confidence issues and the dreaded, fear of failure. This Always #LikeAGirl Squad of inspirational women will share personal stories and nuggets of advice for young women, including;
- Perseverance through failure
- Inspirational role models
- Overcoming a fear of failure
- Confidence building techniques and career advice
Always #LikeAGirl film
To help shed light on the issue, and to inspire girls to keep going, Always has partnered with acclaimed director Lucy Luscombe to show how girls feel about failure, especially during puberty. The new Always #LikeAGirl video follows a group of girls through a normal school day. From school projects, to drama rehearsals, chess matches and more, the girls are seen in real-life situations that capture how daunting the fear of failure can be. As the girls face their fears, we watch them grow and build confidence. See the video and hear the rallying call for all girls to embrace failure as fuel by watching and sharing. The Always #LikeAGirl – Keep Going video can be found here
As part of the campaign, Always and the Always #LikeAGirl Squad are urging people to join the conversation on social media. Share a post, image or video to show how you try, fail, learn and KEEP GOING #LikeAGirl.
Jadyn has created her own video sharing why she feels so strongly about this campaign –
I just wanted to mention that we have not received any compensation for this post. It is a campaign that we feel strongly about and support wholeheartedly.