Good day, gentle readers. For the past 15 years I’ve had the idea of doing a magazine, aimed at girls between the ages of 11 and 17 or so, that focuses on subject matter that doesn’t reduce our girls and young women to sexual objects who only need to look cute and pick the right shade of lipstick to be successful in life. I wanted a magazine that would foster a love of creativity, intellect, and curiosity in girls and young women so that they might someday have the confidence to achieve any dream they have. Why do boys have magazines geared towards adventure, the outdoors, technology and science, while girls have so few, if any, equivalents?
Well, starting a magazine was going to be pretty difficult for someone who has a background 180 degrees from what she should have to do so. Someone suggested I do a blog, and the more I thought about it, the more it made sense – it’s up to date, I have complete control of the content and format, it’s free to everyone, and more and more people are getting away from print media and looking towards electronic sources for their news and entertainment. So, hello Brainy Girls blog – it’s VERY nice to finally meet you!
Please take a few minutes to read my new blog, Brainy Girls, by clicking here. It will change monthly, and I’ll add things throughout the month, too. The main message of this blog is to let our girls and young women know that it’s ok, and even awesome, to use their brains. Don’t be scared of being smart – embrace it! And you don’t have to choose between being brainy and anything else. You can be everything you want to be all at once, as long as it is truly you. Be who you are – the world WILL benefit!
Additionally, the Brainy Girls facebook page is complimentary to the Brainy Girls blog. I hope it will be a forum where women and girls of ALL ages can interact to ask questions, give advice, serve as role models and mentors to others, and offer opinions and feedback on this blog. So take a look and “like” our Brainy Girls facebook page, too! And if you’re so willing, please share our Brainy Girls blog and facebook page with your friends, daughters, and daughters’ friends.
And don’t worry, I’ll still sporadically update this blog with all things Marcilicious, just as I’ve been doing since 2005. Enjoy my new side project! Toodles!