Letters to Our Daughters: Do Not Be Good

Megan Mayhew Bergman, writing for The Ploughshares Blog:

I’ve spent far too much energy in my life being “good.” Seeking approval and validation outside of my own gut, criticizing myself for failing an image. If you pursue the prescribed perfection of womanhood, you’ll find it can be a demeaning, exhausting endeavor.

I can’t wait until my girls are old enough for me to introduce them to Megan’s writing.