Hi, I'm Sheila (She),
ARTIST, PARENT AND FIERCE BELIEVER IN THE POTENTIAL OF GIRLS AND WOMEN
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.