Pippi Longstocking has REAL Grit!

Pippilotta Provisionia Gaberdina Dandeliona Ephraimsdaughter Longstocking remains one of the worlds greatest female icons. It's a bold statement, I know. But, have you read Pippi Longstocking? If you answer yes, then you also know; if not, what are you doing, dear sweet reader? Get to the library! Run to the book store!

"Pippi Longstocking is a girl rebel." says Tiina Meri of Sweden's official website.

In elementary school, my best friend Nadia and I would beg my mom to braid our hair and put wire in the pig tails and we would go climb trees and pretend for a moment that we just returned from sea and had the Villakulla Cottage all to ourselves with our monkey friend and our horse, to clean whenever (if ever) we wanted in skate-scrub-brushes!

What I love most about Pippi is her positive belief in herself. Pippi believes that she is the strongest girl in the world (to Pippi, this is obviously stronger than the strongest man in the world)! She encourages girls to believe in themselves. Reading Pippi Longstocking as a young girl contributed to my veracity and ability to see myself as the strongest person I know (another bold statement, I know. I also believe that you are the strongest person that you know, you see?)!

Remember when I told you that I'm giving away a copy of Lloyd Kahn's Tiny Homes: Simple Shelters? Well, the giveaway starts here:

Tell me what woman you admire most?

By commenting on this blog post, and tomorrow's, too, I will enter your name in a random raffle. One winner will receive the book Tiny Homes: Simple Shelters!