Young girl carring an oversize crochet handbag

Day of the Girl

Young girl carring an oversize crochet handbag

Friday October 11th is International Day of the Girl Child on the United Nations calendar.  And the UN has acknowledged and celebrated  Day of the Girl since 2012.  This year’s theme is GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.  You can read more about it on the UN website.  I’ve been aware of it for some time.  Every year it makes me think of the challenges girls face in our communities, how we can support them, and how we support women in general.  I am passionate about this issue.  As a result Cowgirlblues is committed to employing women, creating opportunities for women, and encouraging women to be the best possible versions of themselves.

Do you know any girls that we can support and encourage?  Because we are very open to creating opportunities.  For instance we could plan a visit, a day of job shadowing to get an idea of what our world of work is about, or even a short internship.  Girls can be powerful agents of change.  For example look at how 16-year old Greta Thunberg has raised the profile of climate action.  And Malala Yousafzai drew attention to children’s right to education, and became the youngest Nobel Prize winner at the age of 17.  Let’s start encouraging and empowering our girls to hope, to dream, and to make things happen, whether big or small.

Are you a woman reading this? Remember that your inner child is a girl too.  Does she need encouragement?  How can you support her?  What is she saying that you might have been ignoring? Let’s hear it for the girl!

Hand knit lady doll with long skinny arms and legs knit in Cowgirlblues Merino Twist wool

Finally, on a musical note, do you have any idea how many musicians have written songs with “Girl” in the title … I do love Google, so here’s a list.  Many of them are written and/or performed by men.  And the “girls” they are referring to are often women.  But they might inspire you anyway 🙂  Here are the 50+ Best Songs with Girl in the Title, according to