I wrote about our meeting to share stories about our experiences with the Howard County Schools dress code on Tuesday. Local Blogger Laura Solomon, also in attendance, wrote about it yesterday.
Just read it. (Warning: it has some NSFW language.)
Too much of what we do in our society seems aimed at rendering young women invisible. Do not be a distraction, do not stand out, do not speak up. None of that belongs in a school environment where we should be drawing out, lifting up, calling forth.
Ms. Solomon says, speaking to young women and girls,
This world needs your brain, your body, your heart, your spirit. You are worth-full, and you matter. We need you.
Shouldn't this be the message that all students receive at school?