So this may not be directly related to career advancement but this story is just so darn cool that I had to dedicate a post to it. About a month and a half ago Always released a campaign entitled #likeagirl, encouraging us to rethink using the phrase “like a girl” to insinuate something being done in a subpar manner. I don’t know if Mo’ne Davis, a 13-year-old little league pitcher from Pennsylvania found commonality in the campaign or even knows anything about it honestly, but she certainly is living proof that throwing like a girl can mean good things, really, really good things.
Mo’ne Davis is making history as she leads her Little League team, The Taney Dragons in the Little League World Series. Not only is Mo’ne the only girl on her team, she’s only the 17th girl to make it to the Little league World Series in its 68 years of existence. Now I don’t need to know much about baseball (I know virtually nothing mind you) to know that Mo’ne’s pitching abilities are definitively a problem for the opposing team. With a fastball pitch that clocks in at about 70mph, something tells me those boys are not ready. They want no parts of this I tell you, no parts. I have a feeling this little power mover is all set on the path to help her team become world series champs this year. She threw a 3-hit shut out on Sunday (I didn't know what that meant. I had to look it up.) allowing only three hits while conversely striking out 6 players to land an 8-0 victory over Delaware.
How does Mo’ne feel about it? “…more girls should start joining boys’ teams. The attention should not just be on one girl; more girls should join boys’ teams so it is a tradition and it won’t be so special.” What an amazing young lady. Not only is she talented, but she’s also all for the empowerment of other girls.
Mo’ne tells Philly’s NBC 10, “I’ll probably be either the first female in the MLB or the NBA.” You know what girl, I totally believe you. Keep throwing #likeagirl.
Thanks for reading. Now let’s make power moves ladies.