Hi, I'm Sheila (She),
ARTIST, PARENT AND FIERCE BELIEVER IN THE POTENTIAL OF GIRLS AND WOMEN
"Girls Cannot Be What They Cannot See"... so let's SHOW them!
Girls can be anything, but often they don’t know it because they haven’t SEEN it. I want to flood the world with visuals of strong women in leadership positions & girls doing fantastical things so that girls will always know they can be anything they choose. Girls should never have to wonder, “Hmmm… can I be an astronaut?” or “Can I run for President?”. They will know it because they’ve seen it.
I always include a “slightly hidden date” within each art piece I create. The date represents a time in “herstory” that a woman performed a fantastical feat for the rest of us ladies! I believe it’s so important for girls & women to know that there were so many ladies before us, fighting for rights that we are privileged to have.
A Girl Like Me® provides artwork and supporting resources and guidance for parents and caretakers, committed to raising empowered girls.
Hi, I'm Sheila (She), 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.