In response to all the powerful female energy surrounding our world today, I felt compelled to write.  A woman is one magnificent and beloved creature and I am (and always will be) proud to be one.  A march of sisterhood and unity, protesting from a place of love is something that lights me up inside.  I think back to my great-grandmother, who once protested for the right for women to vote and who used her voice.  We have a long way to go, but it is incredible how far we have already come.

Connecting with other women from different walks of life, backgrounds, beliefs and families; women who have triumphed, overcome, fought for equal rights and suffered from discrimination has only made me further appreciate the gender I am.  I am fortunate to come from a long line of strong females.  Women who have picked themselves up, ventured into the world alone, held their voices high, fought back and triumphed in times of despair.  I hold their energy close before I set out to travel and recognize how much of a privilege it is for me to do something like this; something unfortunately countless females around the world will never know the freedom of.  No matter what side you are on, the fact that we can take our voices to the level that we can, is remarkable. For this matter, I am more inspired than ever to work hard to be a strong female leader so I can help teach the next generation of girls that whatever they dream can come true- even if there are a million obstacles in the way.

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