Listen Up and HEAR ME

By: Savannah – Special Contributor

What it is like to be a girl in my world.

I feel like being a girl in my world you the have freedom to a certain extent, but you still have to play a role that every one expects you to do.

I feel like when ever I wear a skirt or a dress people are surprised because I’m doing what normal girls at my school do. With [the] freedom that I have, I can push me and make me follow my dreams but I fall at a certain point and give up because no one has done it before.

Also I feel when I express something, people are more diligent and try to correct it quickly because all they see is a “girl” and don’t give my opinion any value.

When I express something personal or have questions I think are important, people think ‘oh it is something that is going to wear off’ or hope I am not going to ask anymore questions about it. And I truly feel that it isn’t fair that people are doing that. I feel [that if] someone is trying to make a change and get information they should not act like ‘whatever that’s just a kid.’

Savannah is 10 years old, she enjoys watching t.v., and spending time with her friends. She is an honor student and is a member of her church choir.

[Editor’s Note]

As we near the close of Women’s History Month 2017, we have curated  12 pieces from some pretty amazing guest bloggers. Who are they? They are all #EmpoweredYoungLadies who were asked 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 parents, in Savannah’s case, her father, for sharing their message and lending their voices in celebration of  Women’s History Month 2017. 

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