Sarcasm Girl was invited by her counselor at school to attend a Young Women's Health Conference downtown today; she got the day off from her classes and attended with a few other girls (all, I believe, in upper grades, but SG skews older). She attended two workshops, one "useless" one on youth activism (I think she was imagining talking about the war or underfunding education, but it turned into 'what do we do about mean people') and one on entrepreneurship (about which I had no clue she was interested. Live and learn). But then, as I was driving her from the conference to her voice lesson, she mentioned that she was part of a youth group in which a friend is an organizer, aimed at protesting the war and the effects of No Child Left Behind, and said friend has delegated a good deal to SG. "I'm, like, sort of like spearheading the research and stuff."
My daughter the activist. Whoa.