My niece Rebecca is AWESOME!!! She is only 10, but way more wise and mature beyond her years. She is an amazing athlete. She plays soccer, she’s on the all star basketball team and she is a member of the Woodside One Wheelers, which are a preforming Circus arts group. She juggles and rides a unicycle!
Now there are certain members of my extended family that insist that either girls sports are a waste of time or are a joke. I think they should shove it honestly, because girls can do whatever they want and be just as good as their male counterparts!
Girls Can’t WHAT? is a company that share my views on gender equality. They sell t-shirts, tote bags, hats, you name it. With pictures of girls doing all sorts of things such as playing basketball, playing the drums, 4 wheeling etc.
I wanted to show my support for Rebecca, so Girls can’t WHAT sent me a shirt that I felt was very appropriate:
Here is a little more information on the Girls Can’t WHAT? company:
Have you ever been told you can’t because you’re a girl? Gretchen Cawthon has and she has turned the phrase “Girls Can’t WHAT?” into a mantra for women who break through gender barriers. She’s formed a community whose primary purpose is to help women achieve their dreams and that’s exactly what they’re doing.
Growing up in a neighborhood of all boys, Gretchen learned to throw a football and race BMX bikes. She played Little League baseball every summer and in the 6th grade was one of two girls to make the boys basketball team. During high school she was involved in a serious car accident and doctors questioned whether she would ever walk again. Two weeks after having her vertebrae fused back together she was walking unassisted. Continuing to break gender stereotypes, Gretchen’s first year of college was also a challenging experience as the only female percussion major in a field dominated by guys.
If anyone knows what it’s like to be told you can’t do something because you’re a girl, it’s her.
These childhood experiences prompted Gretchen to create the Girls Can’t WHAT? website in 2005. It is here she shares personal experiences along with amazing stories and interviews from some truly inspirational women. Together, their purpose is to encourage women to pursue their dreams no matter what roadblocks they may encounter.
Win It: One reader will win a prize pack consisting of a t-shirt, tote bag and magnet with any design on each item
in any color.
To Enter: Visit Girls Can’t WHAT? and tell me your favorite design!
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6: Follow Girls Can’t WHAT? on Twitter.
7: Follow Girls Can’t WHAT? on Facebook.
8: Sign up for the Girls Can’t WHAT? newsletter. ( The blue box on the top of the web site.)
And now for the fine print:
Open to anyone in the USA , 18 and over.
Giveaway closes at August 31st at 12:00pm EST. I will randomly select one winner shortly after and notify them by email. The Winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their mailing address.
Although I did receive the product to review, I was in no other way compensated for this post. All opinions are purely my own.