Be the change you want to see
I am a 53 year old woman with 4 daughters and 3 granddaughters. I was raised by a single mother who had very strong feminine role models. I was raised to believe I was worthy of anything I set my mind to. Unfortunately we all know someone or many someones who have experienced gender-based violence - I just thought that was the way it was and we had to be smarter, tougher and keep ourselves safe - no one is going to do it for us - which is all true but not fair! Luckily I was always surrounded by feminists be they men or women (until I moved to a rural community and had quite the eye opening) and I want to be an example to the women/girls in my life to show them they can make change and that it can be done with love and respect for one another.