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.
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.