As we look ahead to 2021, it’s often the time when many people write resolutions or goals they’re aiming to achieve in the new year. If you’re determined to make some changes in your life in 2021, we’ve put together some ways to help make that a little easier to accomplish. Make them small: Maybe you’d like to read more or add more exercise into your life. Those are both great aspirations, but pretty big goals. Instead, think small, like reading one more book a year than you did last year. Or walking one day a week. You can always add to your goal, but feeling overwhelmed might make you abandon them before you even get started. Be specific: Goals are great but think about objectives too. Basically, how are you going to actually achieve your goal of reading one more book a year? Make a list of ways, like reading when you wake up, or at night. Or putting the book on your phone, so you don’t always have to carry your book with you. Write them down (and tell other people): Writing down your resolutions and telling a friend (or even, your social media followers) can help you [...]
If you’re shopping for a strong girl in your life, we put together 5 cool holiday gift ideas. We hope you love them as much we think the young women in your life will. Bonus: They all support small businesses! All hail the inspiring words of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Perfect for a young woman’s room or school space. These simple words on this mug can be just the inspiration she needs to start her day. Add a favorite book to this empowered women tote for a lovely holiday gift. Give your BFF a reminder that you’re always with her with our She Knew She Could double-sided bracelet set. There’s a bracelet for you and a bracelet for her. This Who Run the World poster is a powerful visual reminder. Tell her you can’t wait to see her photo added to the list.
At She Knew She Could, it’s important for us to amplify the voices of young women. Here are 6 amazing young women, with wise words we can all learn from. We hope they mean as much to you as they do to us. “So believe in your voice, believe in yourself, and always follow your dreams. Because especially young girls, they dream big but as they grow older they start underestimating themselves, they do not believe in themselves, they don’t dream big. So I would ask all young girls to dream big, as big as you can, and just follow your dreams and you can do anything.” - Malala Yousafzai “I think the most powerful thing a woman can have is confidence.” -Rowan Blanchard "I want young girls to know that their passions are important and that they should pursue them, regardless of whether or not they think that they'll be successful in terms of the mainstream." -Marley Dias "I'd rather regret the risks that didn't work out than the chances I didn't take at all." - Simone Biles "A lot of people will say different stuff like, ‘You can’t do it.’ They’ll say no before I even say anything. You just have to believe in [...]
If you’re looking for some positive strong female role models on television these days, you don’t have to look that far. Thankfully, there are lots of options that feature some amazing young women, like these 5 options you can find streaming right now. Alexa and Katie had a strong 3-season run on Netflix, and for good reason. The story of high school students Alexa, who’s dealing with a new cancer diagnosis, and Katie, her supportive BFF, made it a fan favorite. Anne With an “E” is a retelling of the classic Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne of Green Gables and does not disappoint, even for fans of the original Megan Follows version that brought this story much television fame. She’s just as sharp and fiery as you remember. Everyone’s raving about The Baby-Sitters Club, the new Netflix reboot based on the popular book about 5 young female entrepreneurs and their misadventures. You’ll definitely want to add this to your watch list! The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia follows a 15-year old with a PhD who moved across the country to make robots for NASA, with Part 2 launching July 20. Smart girls unite! If you want to laugh out loud, [...]
If you’re looking to add some inspiring voices to your Instagram feed, meet these 3 amazing young Black women who are shaking things up. Naomi Wadler Age 13, is an activist who advocates for victims of gun violence and marches and rallies around the United States. Follow Marley Dias Is the 15-year old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, which is an initiative that involves collection and donating novels that all feature Black protagonists. And, she’s even an author herself. Follow Arica Hummer Is the 14-year old actress who plays the younger version of Tracee Ellis Ross’s character on ABC’s Mixed-is. Follow