Women's Health

Girl, Uninterrupted

Growing up, it was not only acceptable to let my girliness shine, it was expected. Like my friends, I had pink walls and kitten folders during elementary school, replaced by boy-band posters and glitter everything come seventh grade. But by college, I had digested an unfair lesson: Femininity is not to be celebrated.

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one. In fact, I am positive. Businesswoman Amy Stanton, who spent years channeling a tougher office persona, and media exec Catherine Connors, who helped rebrand the Disney Princess portfolio, just wrote a book—The Feminine Revolution—about it.

The problem, experts agree, is a societal one. “While we selfishly seek softer

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