You’ve likely (and unfortunately) heard the phrase “Boys will be boys and girls will be girls”. So to honor International Day of the Girl and flip the narrative, we asked girls to tell us what “Girls will be” in their own words. We wanted to celebrate the sense of power and possibility that girls are learning to embrace around the world, and to inspire those who are still discovering their potential to define what they “will be” on their own terms.
Girls responded with a word, phrase or action that represented what they feel now or believe girls will be in the future. The results were powerful, inspiring and full of pride and self-determination. Just like girls themselves. Clearly, girls will be our heroes!