A teen named Anyssa Richardson told a very simple story on Twitter earlier this week, and it's inspired a whole bunch of other simple stories that add up to something more complicated: How young women support each other and are kind to other women. It's the kind of positive news that's a welcome distraction from all of the insanity happening in the political sphere, so if you've been feeling especially bogged down by all of that insanity, keep reading below.
Richardson told BuzzFeed News that the story she shared about a girl helping her find a salon "made her day" and she just wanted to spread the love.
It's an unfortunate misconception that all girls are competitive, mean-spirited, and petty to one another. Guess it's easier for the patriarchy to keep us down if we're fighting over nail salons! But the responses to Richardson's tale shows that lots of girls have avoided falling into that old stereotype. Girls are cute, girls like when other girls are cute, and every one of these stories made me smile, because cuteness wins:
There were plenty of people who didn't really get the message, but girls were there to support and correct, as usual. Personally, I don't know what there isn't to "get", it's a bunch of heartwarming tales of girls being awesome to one another why does that need a further explanation. Nice things are nice, why do we gotta complicate it?
Small stuff with a big message goes a long, long way, and spreading positivity, even with a handful of tweets is, without argument a good thing:
Otherwise you're just going to be a curmudgeon who loves spreading hate, and while that's tempting and easy, who wants to be a bitter grouch all of the time? Not me.
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