A Modern Young Lady

By Brooklynn – Special Contributor

What is it like to be a young lady in this world today?

Well, most of the time it’s pretty great. Sometimes I think that adults (mothers) do understand what it is like to be young, but do not understand what it is like to be a young lady in times like 2016 or 2017. I mean, a lot has changed since go out in the front yard and play with your friends or you could walk to school and not worry about what would happen to you.

A lot of the time I want to do things that my mother did when she was young and not worry about possible bad outcomes: things you see on the news like children getting kidnapped or killed.  

I think some things that adults could do to get a better understanding of myself and this world is actually take a minute to talk to me and try to understand what I’m going through and try to give advice that applies to situations that they’ve been through and try to apply it to what my scenario is- basically talking to me about boys/boyfriends, popularity, etc.

Other than that, I think that adults have a great understanding of what issues or problems us young ladies are having and can solve them with ease.



Brooklynn –Brooklynn, 12, is an ‘A’ student with a creative spirit and kind heart. She plays volleyball and recently received the honor of her school’s varsity team’s MVP. She loves fashion, is a great artist, loves music and reads every chance she gets.


[Editor’s Note]

As we near the close of Women’s History Month 2017, we have curated you five (5) pieces from some pretty amazing guest bloggers. Who are they? They are all empowered young women who we asked one of the following questions:

What is important to you?

What is it like to be a girl in your world?

What is something you think Adults need to know about your world?

SIL Blog would like to extend a tremendous “THANK YOU” to these young ladies and their mothers / teachers for sharing their message and lending their voices and words conversation and celebration of  Women’s History Month 2017.

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