My name is Stephen and I live in Dublin, Ireland.
I have two wonderful daughters who I adore; fear for; worry about and get driven insane by in unequal measures.
I try to encourage them; teach them right from wrong; teach them to be respectful and helpful without being pushovers; to lean in and take charge when necessary and back off and let others win sometimes too.
I remember when I found out I was going to have my first daughter – I was a bit panicked… “What the hell do I know about raising a girl?!” I thought, “I’m never going to figure out how to bond with her…”.
Then when I found out our second child was a girl I thought “Oh, thank goodness – what the hell would I know about raising a boy?!?!?”.
Having daughters has made me slowly come to realise how things are in the world when you’re a white male. Small jokes that I used to make have become grating to my psyche in case they somehow undermine how my daughters actually view themselves and that they start to develop self limiting beliefs.
So, one of the ways I thought I could help them to develop as women (and, y’know – people in general…) was to start this blog and share, encourage, teach and highlight great things being done that I hope will inspire my daughters and perhaps other girls around the world to grow up to be who they want to be, not who others tell them they should be…
If you have any thoughts on the subject, I’d love to hear from you – even if I may disagree with what you’re saying…
If you’ve got something that you think might be of interest to add to this site, please get in touch!
I hope to speak with you soon…