Today I stumbled upon this article about a little girl in first grade named Katie. Who is being bullied by her classmates for carrying a Star Wars water bottle to school. But why? Girls can like Star Wars too.
It saddens me that there is still a misconception that Star Wars is only for boys. That there are “boys toys” and “girls toys”… Star Wars is for everyone! Any age, gender, whatever. I’m a young adult female and I love Star Wars! Growing up I was into most things that many would say are “for boys”, like trains and dinosaurs – they’re not. If you like it be proud! Be you and love the things you love.
It took me many years to be OK in my own skin and to embrace my geeky side. But now I love going to comic con which has become one of my favourite hobbies.
Katie’s mum has asked for fellow females who love Star Wars to leave a comment on the article showing Katie she’s not alone, that lots of girls love Star Wars. To show her that different is OK, hell, sometimes different can be better!
“I would love to be able to show Katie that she is not alone, that other females appreciate Star Wars. If there are any female Star Wars fans reading this, please feel free to show your support for Katie. I will let her read your messages or comments, and I think she will be surprised by what I suspect is a vast number of female fans.”
Please leave a comment for Katie or post one below that I’ll be sure to pass it on.
May the force be with you Katie. 💖