what it's like to be a girl
Being a girl. What is it like? I'll tell you what it's like.
Being a girl can be tough...
It's fearing questionable men and boys when at the beach, pool, bar, grocery store, school, work etc.
It's being taught that boys are mean to you because they like you and they are simply 'hiding their feelings' behind awful remarks.
It's being laughed at when standing up for your rights
It's being fetishized when wearing shorter skirts or dresses.
It's being sexually diminished and talked about constantly, from an early age.
It's being seen as an instrument to help the perception of men
It's being commented on while walking down the street
It's having to say no multiple times and sometimes not even succeed at being left alone
It's being called rude when not entertaining the manner in which boys act
It's being asked 'is it that time of the month?' when you're in a bad mood.
It's being told your worth is measured by how good of a girlfriend or wife you are
It's being called a slut for what you're wearing or how many people you've been with
but being a girl is powerful...
it's being a leader and starting a change in the world
it's being creative and bold
it's being helpful and kind but all the more demanding and firm
it's using our voices and making them as loud as possible
it's demanding our rights when they aren't given to us
it's being relentless and not given up even when we are being lessened
it's being educated and smart
it's being a game-changer
it's being the CEO of a company
it's being a speaker, an amplified voice
it's being proud of who you are
it's being a life-giver
it's being strong, fast and courageous
it's being helpful
it's being a boss
it's being a hero of our own story (who needs a prince anyway, it's the 21st century)
it's being a winner
it's becoming a mother
it's working day and night
it's providing while changing the world
it's loving endlessly
it's being a world-class athlete or the president
it's being a badass
it's wearing strength and bravery as a sundress
being a girl is never something to be ashamed of.