Competitive Cheer Teams
pants and the long sleeve shell with school logo versus the short skirts.
These links offer a few articles I found and recommend them to anyone interested in this subject. Given the challenges that competitive cheer athletes still face, I started to brain storm ideas for how to change the way we view cheerleaders. A name change? Here's an idea. (Thanks to my years working as an Army Civilian where the titles and job descriptions were quite...creative.)
Disclaimer: I once helped a colleague write her job description on an application for a new position. She wasn't sure how to word some aspects of her job. So I said, "You make copies and collate them to create handouts, right?" She responded, "Yes." I told her, "Okay then. You're a duplication specialist." Fast forward a few years to my employment with a well known child care franchise. The owner contracted with a company who installed fragrance dispensers in each room and changed the natural, safe liquid scents once each month. I happily greeted the installer with, "Thank goodness the scent management and distribution specialist is here! We can really tell when it's time for your visit." I loved the smile I received in response to my title for the individual.
(The picture of Bella at age 19 months was a glimpse at the strong, independent young person she is becoming.)