October 11 marks International Day of the Girl, declared by the United Nations to raise awareness of issues surrounding gender inequality worldwide. Empowering girls — through education, health care, work opportunities and equal representation — was a major theme at the recent UN General Assembly, and now is the time to discuss how we can all work toward advancing rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.
One way to get involved: Share your empowering statements and photos on social media using the Global Campaign for Education’s hashtag #GIRLPossible (as in, nothing is impossible, everything is #GIRLPossible!).
Need some inspiration? Beauty for a Purpose asked a few of our favorite beauty and fashion bloggers to share their #GIRLPossible mantras. Read on, then join the conversation by posting your own declaration (tag #GIRLPossible and #BeautyforaPurpose).
“I am #GIRLPossible when I let go of fear and open my heart only to love.” — Annie Atkinson, founder and editor in chief, She’s in the Glow
“I am #GIRLPossible when I remind myself that I’m complete in every way.” — Jamie Stone, founder, HonestlyJamie.com
“I am #GirlPossible when I spend each day living my dream as a small business owner!” — Lauren Felix, blogger and editor, LaPetiteFashionista.com
“I am #GIRLPossible when I defy stereotypes, build bridges, support girls’ and boys’ rights to have an education, and inspire others to be kind.” — Jeannette Kaplun, TV personality and founder, HispanaGlobal.com
“I am #GIRLPossible when I’m helping other women succeed, be it by mentoring, providing answers to beauty questions or recommending colleagues for a job opening or freelance opportunity.” — Amber Katz, founder, Rouge18.com