Hi, I'm Sheila Mae,
ARTIST, PARENT & EDUCATOR
It’s not easy to be a young girl today. Let’s make it a little bit easier!
I know you want to raise your daughter to be strong and to believe in herself. To realize her potential. To find her voice. To discover her unique path in the world and go after her dreams bravely. You want her to live without fear. To survive the intense pressure to fit in and be liked.
A Girl Like Me® provides artwork and supporting resources and guidance for parents and caretakers, committed to raising empowered girls.
Hi, I'm Sheila Mae, founder of A Girl Like Me®. I, too struggled to feel confident and empowered well into my 20's. I know what it is like growing up in a small town with traditional ideas. Being afraid to raise my hand and speak out. To be made fun of for being smart. Not being able to see a life for myself beyond what I already knew.
I also know what it's like to discover there is this big, wild, magical world out there. To travel, to become a robotics engineer and climb the ladder in a male-dominated field. I left a marriage that made me feel boxed in and raised a daughter as a single parent. I know what it is like to be paid less than my male colleagues and feel disrespected, looked down upon and judged simply for being a woman. To be told to smile more. To work 10x harder than all the men so I could succeed and get my seat at the table.