How This Inspiring Girl Scout Took Down a Bully — With Thousands of Cookies

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Is there anything better than Girl Scout Cookies?

How about a Girl Scout who used a bully as motivation to sell thousands of cookies?

Age 9, Stormi lives in Illinois with her foster mom, Kim. She joined Girl Scouts last year and was excited to sell cookies with the rest of her troop.

Stormi is transgender — and when she knocked on one man’s door, he told her he didn’t want to buy cookies from a “boy in a dress,” reports BuzzFeed.

What she did next? Pure awesome…

How Stormi is Winning the Cookie Game

This brave little girl wasn’t going to let the transphobic bully win. After moving her cookie sales to an online platform, Kim shared the story in a forum for parents of transgender kids.

The result? Cookie sales blew up.

According to Buzzfeed, Stormi’s now sold more than 3,000 boxes of cookies — even to customers in other countries! Her story is both inspirational and educational.

If you want to teach your kids about standing up for yourself, and about the value of hard work and finding alternate routes to success, then share this with them!

And, if you want to order cookies from Stormi, click here.

Your Turn: Will you use Stormi’s story to teach your kids about hard work?

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