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Monday, July 18, 2016

I Don’t Want to be a Princess™ by Beckie Thompson Inspires Females Everywhere

American girls, from our own experience, are brought up to know that they can be all that they want to be and change the world, and many of them do.  Unfortunately, not everyone here grows up that way and many outside the USA are not brought up with as many opportunities for their dreams. Single sex education is particularly good for this for women we believe; however, not for ridiculously long time periods (four years is enough.)
When Peachy went to Disney World many times as a kid, the Princess name calling was not in effect; Disney, you should call children by their names.
Beckie Thompson has created a line of shirts that have inspirational words that are loved by young girls and adult women alike that embody positivity and ambition (but we do wish you made them in the USA by a quality manufacturer, Beckie!  Maybe someday...)  We applaud the sentiment.
Boss is our favorite of the bunch; you know Peachy loves her boss:
If we were naming the line, we'd name it "I Can Be a Princess in Addition to Many Other Professions and Accomplishments!" because we'd be lying if we said we would not want a title and maybe a castle to go with it; but if we had one, we would not sit upon a cushion and sew a fine seam: we'd do something and probably publish 20k more posts.  Many people in real life that we've met with titles have professions and ambitions that they fulfill; and perhaps knowing that is what young girls should know.  We love that the internet does not have a glass ceiling like corporations can have.  For the record, Peachy Deegan had a Minnie dress and definitely wanted to be Minnie at Disney World: not a Princess. 

Listen to our friend Beckie:

My name is Beckie Thompson, and I’m the founder/CEO of I Don’t Want to be a Princess™. It all started with a simple story – a story of my then five-year-old daughter, Keira, becoming frustrated at continually being called a princess while on a family vacation to Walt Disney World. After tolerating it a few times, she turned to me and said, “Mommy, this is so annoying. I don’t want to be a princess; I want to be a pilot.” In that moment, I Don’t Want to be a Princess™ was born.

Delivering Real-Life Inspiration
I Don’t Want to be a Princess™ focuses on inspiring and empowering girls and women to become anyone they want to be and to accomplish anything they want to do. 

The I Don’t Want to be a Princess™ website and social media handles feature original content and exclusive interviews with women and girls who are defying societal conventions and achieving extraordinary accomplishments. The content is engaging and stories are categorized into three segments - Women Who Changed the World, Modern Day Trailblazers and Amazing Girls. 

The I Don’t Want to be a Princess™ products are powerful in their simplicity with a focus on words that we want every girl/woman to be called instead of “princess”. If she believes this about herself, then she will believe that she can be anything she wants to be. The falling down crown image further reinforces the notion that these powerful words are far more important than a princess crown. According to Beckie Thompson, Founder/CEO, “Girls and women are called princess based on their appearance. I’d like them to be called words based on their abilities.”

My goal is to turn a simple story into an empowering page-turner. I welcome everyone to join me as we rewrite the fairy tale and create a new and improved version of happily ever after. 

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