International Day of the Girl: We Need to Celebrate the Brave Girls by @LK_Pennington

(Cross-posted with permission from My Elegant Gathering of White Snows)

This is a short list of some of the brave girls making our world a better place:

Eesha Khare (18): For inventing a device which can charge cellphones in less than 30 seconds

Ann Makosinski (15): For inventing a body-heat powered flashlight

Deepika Kurup (14): For inventing a solar-powered water purifier.

Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14,) Faleke Oluwatoyin (14), and Bello Eniola (15): For inventing a generator which is powered by urine.

Angela Zhang (17) : For inventing a cure for cancer which eliminated all tumours in mice.

The Hippie Pands (11-14) : For inventing a way of pasteurising milk in places where traditional methods aren’t possible.
Catherine Wong (17): For inventing a portable electrical cardiogram.
Malala Yousafzai (16): For standing up to the Taliban in defence of education for girls [and who may or may not win the Nobel Prize for Peace today]

These are only a snapshot of some of the amazing girls;  many of whom will never get public recognition for their roll as carers, inventors, scientists, artists, dancers and survivors.

We need to celebrate all the brave girls who stand for themselves and other girls in a culture who teaches us to hate our bodies and our minds.

Today, I’m celebrating all our brave girls.

My Elegant Gathering of White Snows: a blog about male violence against women, celebrity culture and cultural femicide. [@LeStewpot] [FB: My Elegant Gathering of White Snows]

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