A state of mind instead of a state of time. We are told that girls are vulnerable, more vulnerable than boys. More often, we are told that girls are frivolous, inherently risible and dismissible.
Feeling girlish is to me a whimsical, enchanted state of strength. Being called girlish has never been an insult. It reminds me that as a female of any age I own power. Being girlish has never limited me in any way because I’ve always valued and lionized girlhood as well as womanhood.