Perhaps you think the real women on our pages are super women. Perhaps you think their lives are unattainable.
Perhaps you think the whole thing is just a made-up, marketing mirage. But take a minute to think about what your own caption might look like, a caption that gives voice only to the good, a caption that does not allow negativity or self-censorship.
Could you even see yourself in your own caption? Post your caption below and see if you recognize the woman in the words.
If you don’t, I hope you’ll start to. She’s pretty amazing. Or post a friend’s…will she recognize herself?
I’ll finish with this caption, does it sound like someone you might know?
mom, graphic designer, business owner, elite runner
In her free time:
fine artist, community builder, all that and no clothes dryer!
Sustainability Director at a business school; Mom of two clever, karate-chopping boys who are at peace playing in a creek; Wife of 18 years; Environmental nonprofit board member.
Learning: 1) to keep the athlete within nurtured on some days with as little as a ten-minute workout squeezed between a meeting and kid pickup. 2) that my forty-something women running friends are absolutely essential on the trail of life.
Known for: Assuming positive intent; being able to jump into really cold water and do a pretty decent cartwheel (not at the same time).
Occupation: student, best friend, role model
In her free time: she enjoys hanging with family, snowboarding, running with friends, and exploring the world
Would like to: live in another country, compete in a triathlon, enjoy life and make a difference
I’m a Physical Therapist by day and Mom and jogger by night. I love being outside no matter the weather and enjoying the fresh air and the sounds of outside.
When I think of Title IX I think about my aunts running boys track and cross country in high school helping to pave the way for future women’s sports.
Live the life, yourself!
Leigh Stevens–45 years old
Occupation: Veterinarian and Mom
Volunteer positions: past Chair of School Foundation, Girl Scout Leader, Boy Scout parent
In my spare time: Fitness Devote (who can’t figure out how to add the accent on her computer), Tae Kwon Do student of 2 years (Brown with Black Stripe), Trail runner, Hiker, Scrapbooker, Reader of print texts (ie books, newspapers, and magazines)
Favorite vacations: Anywhere I can hike or paddle or row. (Even New York was fun because we walked about 5 miles per day)
Worst vacation ever: Would be sunning myself at a pool and working on a tan. My dermatologist would kill me anyway.
Best time management tip: Never turn on the TV.
Job: Paramedic (AKA problem-fixer)
Other job: High Ropes Facilitator
In her free time: rescues kittens, makes impressionist art, explores new territories with boyfriend and dog, tries to solve world hunger
Would like to: be a medical or environmental volunteer in other countries
Occupation: part-time kids art teacher, full-time president of family, part-time puppeteer, part-time chauffer, Any time distance runner
In her free time: jewelry maker, baker of fortune cookies, good listener and lover of life!
Occupation: Retired Pediatric Nurse. Mother, grandmother, optimist and author of two textbooks. Has no gray hair and can still run a sub 4 hour marathon (despite being on the backside of 50).
In her free time: Is nice to old people and animals, advocates for us not quite old women but no longer young women who seem to be forgotten and written off when we still have a lot to offer.
New Undertaking: Enjoying life and each moment. Doing things that matter.
Occupation: Mother of four, 2 girls, 1 boy and 1 little angel and co-op pre-school treasurer.
In Her Free Time: Waterskiing, swimming, hiking, jogging, camping, investing, finding ways to minimalize, gardening, cooking and canning.
New Undertaking: Buying only local, organic and preserving in season produce for those cold winter days.