Happy international women's day. I represent the ability of disadvantaged women. I face structural barriers to success because I am a woman, because I live in poverty and have my whole life, and because I deal with disabilities.
I am a strong woman. I will continue to overcome the structural barriers that negatively impact my chances of success.
I will spend my summer as a research assistant and I will finish my BA. I will finish my MA too, and for all I know, I will go onto my PhD.
I am smart, capable, and talented. I deserve self-love. I will positively change the world. I am enough.
Also, I congratulate myself because I have become comfortable enough with myself to go without makeup. It took a long time for me gravitate towards self-acceptance. I am still working on it.
And thank you to the women before me who have fought for women's rights. Thank you to the women today who continue to fight for equality.
One last thought: I will not smile for men!! #internationalwomensday