- In The World
- Why Girls?
Today, International Day of the Girl, is an international day dedicated to the empowerment of and investment in girls. "International Day of the Girl's mission is "to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential."
Lily Burchfield '17 was inspired by today's occasion to share some reflections:
"Feeling especially nostalgic for the all girls school bubble I was lucky enough to live in for the last 16 years on this special day. Of course I love celebrating a day like International Day of the Girl, but to me it's a little bittersweet. For the last 16 years, everyday has felt like today. Everyday we were celebrated, empowered, inspired and praised for the strength, accomplishments and possibilities that females not only in our school, but all over the world, attain. Everyday we challenged the norms, pushed the boundaries and strived for success #LikeAGirl, because in our bubble, we did not need a day like today, we simply lived everyday as if it were International Day of the Girl. Though I have moved on from Lincoln, I still carry the lessons, values and passion for women empowerment with me today and forever moving forward and for that, I am eternally grateful. So today and always, 'Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.'"