I was recently asked by Kit & Kin what Girl Power means to me. My thoughts initially go to words like confidence and strength. I think particularly of women in sport, doing well in physical arenas and women daring to go for their dreams. But the more I ponder the question and of course since becoming a mum I realise there’s so much more to Girl Power.
We girls are amazing. I was lucky to be brought up by a family and go to a school where men and women were seen as equal, the thought I couldn’t do something because I was a girl never crossed my mind. Whilst I understood equality was an issue, I had never experienced it personally until I was in my 20’s. I was climbing Cho Oyu, one of the fourteen 8000m mountains. There were 19 of us, 17 men and 2 women. One of the guys, a very strong looking Russian had made his thoughts clear – that mountaineering was a sport for men. On meeting he’d looked me up and down and said, “you don’t look like you can climb a mountain”. I was stunned and didn’t reply. My reply came later in my actions when I summited the mountain and he didn’t.
What Girl Power means to me
- Knowing that we have a value, that we matter and can make a difference.
- Being confident to follow our dreams and passions, be they physical, academic, musical… whatever they are!
- Supporting each other and leading by example.
- Being confident to speak out about what we believe in and knowing that our voice is important.
- Feeling happy in our skin.
- Being aware, being accountable and taking action.
- Growing a whole new person and bringing them into the world!
- Then being there. Nurturing them while they grow, teaching, supporting and loving them.
- Loving men too! Understanding that while we are different we are all equals.
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