Good role models are important for any child to grow up with. Hence, why society puts good individuals on pedestals, so their children have someone to idolize. It’s why actors and singers for children’s entertainment are under so much pressure to be good people. They do not associate with certain people, join in illegal things, and typically spend time helping out their communities. If a children entertainer finds themselves doing immoral activities, they are quickly canceled by parents, because they are no longer leading a healthy life path.
Role models can positively affect a person’s life. They can show an individual the things that are possible through their own actions. For example, Bethany Hamilton. This young girl was attacked by a shark and lost her arm. She struggled with the loss of the limb and the impact it had on her surfing career. However, this disadvantage did not stop her from trying. In the end, she still became a professional surfer despite her missing limb. Her story was influential to other people around the world who were handicapped. She showed them that they can be more than their disability. That hard work pays off in the end as long as you believe in yourself.
Empowered women are great role models for girls, especially one’s reaching the age of young adult. At this young age, girls can feel the insecurity of being independent, a feminist, and reaching for goals others have deemed as unattainable. By seeing other women reach for this empowerment, girls may feel inspired to do the same. There is a comfort with not being alone, role models project that you are never alone. By being an empowered woman you inspire others to accept women’s viewpoints or make an effort to seek them, raising the status of women through education, awareness, literacy, training, and more.
Don’t be afraid to be loud and outspoken about being a powerful woman. By being yourself and projecting your strength, you can become a role model for a young girl. You can empower her.