History teaches us that change often comes in waves, and while change may at times appear sudden, it is more often the result of the combined effect of many efforts and their impact in aggregate.
Unity as women is what makes our persistence so monumental – we all, collectively, refuse to accept the misogyny and sexism of our world any longer. When we stand up for ourselves, we inspire our fellow women to do the same, and pave the path for future generations of women to receive better treatment than we do, just as women of the past and present have done for us.
Rosa Park's story teaches younger girls to move beyond the narrative and to keep fighting, even when it seems hopeless. Her own life teaches anyone willing to learn that leadership blossoms from within when a cause is deemed worth fighting for.
Seeing a girl make waves in a problem she wants fixed is empowering, because girl power is something girls everywhere need now, and it is not something we must keep waiting for.
However you choose to identify yourself, you were placed in this world for a reason, a chance to choose your own path, create your own life story because we are all free to be, free to be OURSELVES. Free to believe, free to create, free to love, and most importantly free to understand our worth.