Have you read Caroline Paul’s DTBF story, “Where there’s Smoke, there’s Fire”? In this story, Paul shares what it was like to be one of the first female firefighters in the San Francisco Fire Department. (She was the 15th woman in a department of 1,500 men.) Her story is an excerpt from her New York Times best-selling book Gutsy Girls. The book is written for pre-teen readers, but her message resounds for men and women of all ages.
Caroline has also given a TED Talk titled, “To raise brave girls, encourage adventure.” To which we reply, YES! (Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!)
Here is the video of her TED Talk: