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#BUILTBYGIRLS is a movement I am so pleased to be a part of. Who doesn't love women empowerment? The women at GirlUp do, which is why I'm writing this article on Oct. 11, the International Day of the Girl (and nominating my #GirlHero below). We need to stick together through every obstacle we may face. But we will easily handle every obstacle given to us because we're strong.

I am extremely proud to be a woman in today's society. We have waited so long to make a change regarding equality, especially within the workplace. We've made it to that point, and we are still going strong. Some people do not agree with the feminist movement for their own opinions; that is fine. But I am still going to state that equality for all sexes is one of the most important issues that needs to be dealt with still to this day. It may seem that this fight is going nowhere, and we have a long road to go, and we may. But the fact that we're fighting for this proves our strength, strength as women who stick together.​DEM 2016 ClintonBeing a woman in this day and age is something to be proud of. For instance, we are seeing the first women run in the United States presidential election. Whether you agree with what Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina have to say regarding politics is not the point. A woman who puts her mind to anything can achieve her dreams. Even if Hillary or Carly do not to win the election, they've gotten themselves to the point of even being able to be considered for running, and that's huge. That's huge for all the young girls out there who aspire to be politicians who can (and one day will) win a presidential election.

We have many role models to look up too, such as first lady Michelle Obama and Beyonce, who stands as one of the best-selling musical artists in the world but is an advocate for women's equality. Also, there's Taylor Swift, who took charge for something she did not believe in and changed the music industry. There are many more, but I want to mention Malala Yousafzai, the young girl who survived a horrific attack and is now a advocate for female rights and education all over the world, especially in the Middle East where she was born (though now she lives in England).NY Premiere of "He Named Me Malala"Every single girl has a woman she looks up to, and for me, it's so easy to choose. It's my mother; she counts as my #GirlHero. With what I have been dealing with in my life regarding my health and wellness, my mother is the person who is an advocate for me. She is an advocate for me to get the best care I can possibly have, so I can overcome or at least get relief with some of the health issues I have. My mother is absolutely the person who I strive to be when I grow up (even though I am 23, but I mean, after I graduate and get a job). I strive to work hard and be able to provide for myself and my family. She gives me the strength to not give up in times when I'm ready to stop fighting for myself to get better. My mother is my best friend, and I feel so lucky to have someone who fights for me the way she does and how she stays strong for me even in the worst of times.

We all have someone to look up too and strive to be like one day. Whether this person is close to you or a well known person. You can and you will strive for greatness just like they have. You will overcome obstacles live may throw your way. You are strong, we women are strong, and we can accomplish anything.
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