Wonder Woman.

One day I hope to have a daughter.

I want to raise her to love herself, first and foremost. I want to affirm in her all the things that are undoubtedly true: that she is beautiful, she is captivating, she is strong and she can do anything. I want to tell her to be courageous in the times she’s most afraid, I want to tell her to always speak with candor and say what’s on her heart. I want her to know that she has the ability to create real positive change, with the start of one thought. I want to push her to her limits so she can discover that it’s possible. Everything is possible.


I want to hold her when her heart is broken. I want to make her laugh so she thinks I’m cool. I want to give her all my videos, my journals, my pictures, and all my letters. I want to give her the chance to see who I was, who I currently am today. I want her to know the things I’ve learned so that she can learn through my mistakes. I want her to know the things I’ve thought and said and done so that she knows that if she’s thought or said or did them too, it’s okay, she’s not a horrible person. She is a beautiful human.

I want her to know that integrity to herself is what will make her a bold and unstoppable woman. I want her to know that keeping her dignity is what will define her character. I want her to know that she can defy anyone, more so, she can defy herself. I want her to know that life without passion isn’t worth living. I want her to know that it’s worth the wait, the search, and the pursuit to find exactly what she’s looking for. It exists. It’s out there.

I want her to know that love is worth fighting for. I want to tell her that whoever tells her that she can’t, to say them to suck it, and then do it anyway. I want her that she has the power to say, “No.” I want to tell her that nobody should force her to do anything she doesn’t want to do. I want her to know that she is valued, she deserves to be treated like a queen, and that she can’t afford to settle for anything less than that.

I want her to know that she is a force to be reckoned with.

I want to tell her that I won’t judge her, I’ll listen to her, I’ll be there no matter what circumstance. I will try until I break every bone in my body, because I need her to know that that’s what we need to do for the people we love the most.

I will tell her I love her. Every day. I will tell her I love her everyday because I hope that in doing so, she values herself as the incredible and wonderful woman she is.

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