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16 Celebrity Parents Who Are Raising Strong, Resilient Daughters

Who run the world? Why, girls, of course — at least according to the great philosopher Beyoncé. And as she so succinctly pointed out in an interview with Elle, raising the next generation of women with grit isn’t limited to just moms: “If you are a man who believes your daughter should have the same opportunities and rights as your son, then you’re a feminist. We need men and women to understand the double standards that still exist in this world, and we need to have a real conversation so we can begin to make changes. Ask anyone, man or woman, ‘Do you want your daughter to have 75 cents when she deserves $1?’ What do you think the answer would be?”

Beyoncé is raising two daughters herself, and realizes the importance of changing the world for them — but also, the importance of teaching our girls that they shouldn’t change for the world. Gone are the days when women were expected to be seen and not heard, shrinking-violet types whose rightful place was limited to the home. And though we’ve come a long way from those antiquated ideals, there’s still a long way to go when it comes to equality.

Luckily, we’re teaching our daughters to use their voices and to speak up for themselves — and others — unabashedly. To go for whatever goal they have in mind, and to shatter glass ceilings. To demand a rightful place at any table. And these celebrity parents of daughters have all used their platforms to speak out about how they’re raising their girls to be confident and shine brightly.

Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.

A version of this article was originally published on March 2023. 

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