At Four Girls, we talk a lot about grit. Other than a staple southern dish slathered in butter, what exactly is it? We see grit as that bottomless source of determination and stamina in the face of adversity. It is the end of the day, nothing left and yet you keep going force. It means you don't put limits on your potential. It is a will that pushes through and says, "I can." Grit is vital to our cause of redefining and expanding girl power. For every supporter, there are also those that say "women's rights are fine just as they are." Still, we push forward. Together. I leave you with some examples of true grit.
Amelia Earhart - In addition to being the first woman to ever cross the Atlantic on a solo fight, she never gave up on her goals, always pushing the envelope during a time in our history much less favorable to women's rights. She holds numerous flying records, is considered one of the best aviators of all time, and her legacy lives on in those young women who refuse to take no for an answer.
Martine Wright - Martine lost both of her legs in the London bombings in July, 2005. She turned that unimaginable suffering into boundless determination. In 2012, this empowered woman represented Britain at the London Paralympic Games in individual volleyball. She rose amidst incredible odds.
Malala Yousafzai - Malala's story is one that inspired a generation. She was fearless and brave in the face of mortal danger. She spoke out against the Taliban, shedding light on need for girls' education, even in the turmoil of Afghan culture at the time. Malala was shot by the Taliban in response. She survived. Not only did she survive, she became even more resolved and intent on her mission. She now is a global presence, calling for equality for girls and women.
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