Feminist's Guide to Raising a Little Princess: How to Raise a Girl Who Knows You Can Be Pretty in Pink and Still Lean In
"May God grant me the serenity to accept the color pink, the courage to not let my house become a shrine to pink and princesses, and the wisdom to know that pink is just a color, not a decision to never attend college in the hopes of marrying wealthy."
- from The Feminist's Guide to Raising a Little Princess
Smart, funny, and thought-provoking, this book shows feminist parents how to navigate their daughters' princess-obsessed years by taking a non-judgmental and positive approach.
Devorah Blachor, an ardent feminist, never expected to be the parent of a little girl who was totally obsessed with the color pink, princesses, and all things girly. When her three-year-old daughter fell down the Disney Princess rabbit hole, she wasn't sure how to reconcile the difference between her parental expectations and the reality of her daughter's passion.
In this book inspired by her viral New York Times Motherlode piece "Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Steps," Blachor offers insight, advice, and plenty of humor and personal anecdotes for other mothers who cringe each morning when their daughter refuses to wear anything that isn't pink. Her story of how she surrendered control and opened up--to her Princess Toddler, to pink, and to life--is a universal tale of modern parenting. She addresses important issues such as how to raise a daughter in a society that pressures girls and women to bury their own needs, conform to a beauty standard and sacrifice their own passions.
"I am pro-princess and became a staunch feminist (this combo is because of, not in spite of, my feminist mother). Devorah Blachor is a staunch feminist and became pro-princess (this is because of, not in spite of, her princessy daughter.) Eventually, we both arrived at the same conclusion: the concepts are symbiotic, not mutually exclusive. In a world of toxic masculinity, knee-jerk reactions against princess culture are passe. Blachor's humorous guide helps parents surrender to the magic and find the right balance." - Jerramy Fine, author of In Defense of the Princess: How Plastic Tiaras and Fairy Tale Dreams Can Inspire Strong, Smart Women
Devorah Blachor is a New York Times parenting columnist and also writes for The Huffington Post, McSweeney's, The Hairpin, Redbook, Mommyish, Good Housekeeping and The Rumpus, among other websites and magazines. Her children Cai and Mari provide endless material for her humor and essays.