Dear Kid,

As you probably know, I love when people do things that are unexpected. And I love when people do things Society expects them not to do.

Like being the only girl on the Varsity football team.

It took me a long time not judge myself though someone else's eyes. Sally Field DearKidLoveMom.comSo I was quite excited when Jennifer Birch suggested writing a guest blog on using Twitter (yes, I love Twitter too!) to help empower girls. And without further ado, here are Jennifer’s thoughts.

How can a tweet empower young females?

Social media has become an extension of our personal lives.

Although deemed to be detrimental to children and to teens, it has its share of benefits to them, especially to young females.

Based on data by BeeVolve, Twitter users aged 15-25 have the largest share of usage on Twitter (73.7%). In a separate set of data by the research company, it showed that Twitter users are mostly females (53%).

Since young women highly dominate this platform, why not use it to empower the young ladies of today? We want to show you just how powerful Twitter can be in bringing out the #ActiveGirls in this demographic.

With varied topics to choose from, you can join any discussion by sharing your opinions online via your personal accounts and using a relevant hashtag (#). However, it’s best to avoid being rude online as it can lead to cyberbullying. Consider providing non-biased insights with supporting facts and figures.

If joining online discussions doesn’t interest you, then maybe you can show your value by inspiring other young ladies by sharing your adventures in life, such as your last trip, your latest projects, or anything that presents and empowers you.

One of the positive effects of Twitter is casting stereotypes of the past aside. Through Twitter, women are able to showcase their talents and skills freely and whilst being supported by other women online, who also share the same passion.

Many advocates are now extending their assistance to diminish the never-ending gender-biases of our society. An example is Kate Pietrasik in the United Kingdom, and her advocacy to spread neutral parenting through unisex clothing. Personally maintaining the Twitter account of her clothing line Tootsa MacGinty (@TootsaMacGinty), she shares her point about destroying gender stereotypes not only in clothing but in our decisions in life. In one of her posts, she retweeted @FeministPics that shows a 1967 clipping of The New York Times with a quote “I think it’s time to change the rules. The rules are archaic. Women can run.”

Among the most prevalent hashtags on the platform that empowers young ladies is #TechieGirl. By using the platform’s search box, you can view everyone who has used this hashtag while sharing their own #TechieGirl experiences. Previously dominated by men, the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) industry has seen many changes recently as more women are now freely able to present their interest on the matter. An inspirational figure in this sector is Joanne Bryant (@joannebryantsf), an insurance business owner in California who admits to being “socially & technology savvy.” Her tweet on January 8, 2015 shows a picture of her while spending her 40th birthday at the CES 2015, which she calls the “happiest place on earth.”

So, if you are still feeling unsure on how to empower yourself, then start searching on Twitter. You will be able to find that there’s more you can do to show the world that you’re a #TrueActiveGirl.

Jennifer Birch guest blog. DearKidLoveMom.comAbout the Author

Jennifer Birch is an inspiration to her thousands of followers on Facebook and Twitter (even on her blog). Following various personalities online, she loves to share her thoughts about empowering young ladies to show their special skills and knowledge. Jenni retweets many of the posts of the most influential women on Twitter such as Padmasree Warrior of Cisco and Kate Pietrsik of Tootsa MacGinty She remains to inspire #ActiveGirls around the world to be free, active, and fun-loving.

Thanks Jennifer!

Have a great day, kid. Look for ways to inspire people.

Love, Mom