Hello, friend! Thank you for being here. Life is packed and so is the internet, so I truly appreciate you taking the time to check out this blog.
Where does the name “Girl Presence” come from, you may wonder? Excellent question. “Presence” can be defined as “the bearing, carriage, or air of a person” or “the fact or condition of being present” (thanks, Merriam-Webster). So by “girl presence” I am referring to the handprint, footprint, lifeprint a girl (any female in the process of learning or growing) chooses to leave on the world, as well as the simple act of being here, being present in this “girl culture” we both influence and are influenced by.
I hope we (and yes, I truly mean we) can use this space, as the tagline says, for “observing, exploring, & celebrating all things girl.” I love girl-world things that shine and catch my attention, from the more superficial (sparkly Ugg boots, the latest ABC Family teen drama) to the serious (girls who embrace who they are and use their powers to make the world a better place), and I love observing and noticing them with others. Typically, when I notice things, I wonder about them: Why do girls talk about their bodies the way they do? How does the rise of social media and celebrity culture affect the way we form our identity? These are the types of things I enjoy exploring and discussing with others. And finally, but no less significantly, I want us to start celebrating. Being a girl is awesome. Growing up is terrifying and exhilarating in the best possible ways. Let’s enjoy every moment, together.
Most importantly, I truly want your feedback. If there’s a topic or piece of girl culture you think I should cover, tell me. If you disagree with my point of view, share yours. The beauty of girl world (and just the world, period) is we shine brightest when we work together. I look forward to experiencing, exploring, and enjoying Girl Presence with you.