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it's just so much easier for that to explain how I feel rather than me like verbally explain it." M

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As a mom of two girls who dabble in Instagram and Snapchat, I am constantly looking over their annoyed shoulders narrating their feeds like a crazed color commentator. "Photoshopped!" "Filtered!" "No one's skin looks like that!"

My feed, as I imagine is yours, is chock full of perfect bodies, smiles, skin, hair and clothes. Everyone is always having "#TheBestTimeEver." Even at 42, I have trouble remembering that none of the perfection is real.

The unrealistic perfection that girls see every time they check their phones ... well, often that's what they think they want to do or be or look like. They aspire to achieve something that isn't even real. Perfect, hairless, poreless, smiling women selling tummy teas for flatter stomachs. The influencers are influencing.

I am on a mission to show girls an alternate view. To elevate strength instead of beauty. To show real girls doing real things in real ways. "In Her Shoes" does exactly this.

From expert climbers to high school wrestlers to soccer players, their shoes and stories are all so varied, but at their core -- the same. Girls who are strong, proud and passionate about their sports. Girls who use their voices. Girls who are changing our views and the conversation.

 it's just so much easier for that to explain how I feel rather than me like verbally explain it.

Emily, 16, Running An athlete for most of her life, this cross country runner and track sprinter says when she laces up her training shoes, she feels the most comfortable. And as cliché as it sounds, the high school competitor, who runs the 1,600 and 3,200, says she's even faster in her spikes. "I'm actually a very nervous person so once I go out there and train, I just clear my mind."

 it's just so much easier for that to explain how I feel rather than me like verbally explain it.

Catherine, 16, Wrestling Her brothers were wrestlers, so she wanted to wrestle too. She enjoys the sport because competitors are able to test what they can do. Whenever she hears the words -- I'm not gonna wrestle her -- she becomes mad. CG, as she prefers to be called, just placed fourth in Georgia among girls and boys. "I really like this sport. You know, if you put in a lot of hard work, that's what you get."

 it's just so much easier for that to explain how I feel rather than me like verbally explain it.

Milan, 16, Track & Field Milan says her feet allow her to do what she loves. In fact, her feet are going to make all her dreams come true. And whenever her powerful feet step onto the track, she feels unstoppable and proud and dedicated. "When I put on my spikes, everything in that moment goes quiet and it feels like time has stopped."

 it's just so much easier for that to explain how I feel rather than me like verbally explain it.

McLain, 18, Paralympic Swimming After losing her eyesight at 8, McLain had to switch her focus from the Olympics to the Paralympics. Since then, she has been self-driven to accomplish her goals of competing in the Paralympic Games, which she did in Rio 2016. Today, she is working toward another goal -- winning a gold medal at Tokyo's 2020 Games. "These shoes are faithful. I choose to swim by faith and not by sight."

“I am a fighter in my everyday life as well as in the pool. I fight for the win.”McLain

 it's just so much easier for that to explain how I feel rather than me like verbally explain it.

Ella Hart, 11, Soccer The soccer newbie doesn't have any negative thoughts about trying the sport. Her pep talk to herself: "I am just gonna be great and I'm gonna do my best." Once she slips on her cleats, she's totally thinking "I'm gonna nail it."

 it's just so much easier for that to explain how I feel rather than me like verbally explain it.

Amelia, 12, Climbing "What sports do you do?" is a common question people ask Amelia. When she says, "I climb," they respond with two letters: "Oh." Here's the thing ... she's unbothered by the reaction and isn't afraid to take chances while climbing. "My style for climbing is sort of dynamic and big, hard moves."

 it's just so much easier for that to explain how I feel rather than me like verbally explain it.

Kathryn, 14, Mountain Biking Nope, Kathryn hasn't received any negative vibes because she's a female competitor in a sport typically dominated by guys. "They actually respect me even more for mountain biking and being a girl because, it's such an intense sport and I have to not be scared of getting dirty, they respect you even more because of it."

 it's just so much easier for that to explain how I feel rather than me like verbally explain it.

Maren, 8, Softball Two things you should know about Maren. She plays hard and likes hitting the ball. If she had to select one word to describe her softball cleats -- irreplaceable. "Jennie Finch is my hero because she used to play softball, and she was like one of the best in the league, but she retired."

 it's just so much easier for that to explain how I feel rather than me like verbally explain it.

Sam, 15, Running Sam always wanted to participate in sports and be active. It was the competition and social aspect that intensified her interest. So, at 8, she received her first running leg to play tennis and soccer. "When I was 12, I got one with a bendable knee and it helped me a lot. It was tough to learn to run with it, but it did not take long. I could run forever."

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