Our girls are growing up in a different time than we did, and while in some ways this may seem scary - especially given the current political climate - in other ways, it’s a pretty exciting prospect.
Never before in the history of women have we had such a strong voice, such a visible occasion to challenge so many stereotypes, such a substantial opportunity to change the Status Quo.
Women are clearly on the cusp of something big...and our daughters will be at the forefront of this.
As parents, we have many ways to help our daughters feel empowered, but I’m also a designer, and as I contemplate a scheme for my young daughter’s next room, I can’t help but think that the design choices I make now can hurt or help my efforts to foster in her strength, confidence and creativity.
Here are five things that I and my team at Built Design Collective
have learned (from fearless girls) about creating designs that shatter expectations and give girls more latitude in understanding what it means to be ‘girly’.