This week, we investigate why girls are taught that it’s cute to be scared and how that impacts us as adults. We also share our read/watch/listen/follow recommendations for this month.
What you’ll hear:
- Why we teach young women it’s ‘cute’ to be scared
- Ways we’ve seen ourselves both give in to and stand up to expected cultural norms for women
- How perfectionism affects courage
- Tips for being brave
- What we’re reading, watching, listening to, and following
Can I quote you on that?
- “Timidity has become a function of femininity” Maggie
- “I was aware of getting extra points for being a girl who was willing to take a risk.” Jacey
- “You are a lioness.” Maggie
- “I’m still working through that summer reading list. I know it’s October.” Jacey
- Why Do We Teach Girls That It’s Cute to Be Scared
- Nervous Nellies: Are Women More Anxious Than Men
- Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection
- Before the Fall
- Finding God in the Waves
- Off Camera podcast: Will Ferrel and Mindy Kaling
- Sorta Awesome ‘Refuge for Refugees’ series
- The Nester: Cozy Minimalist course
- Skimm the Vote
Thoughts, questions, comments?
- Find Around the Table on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or leave a comment below.
- Maggie on Instagram, Twitter, and her blog
- Jacey on Instagram, Twitter and her blog
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