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.
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.