Girl Power


Kendyl Peoples ’20, Staff Writer

Some say being a girl is hard or complicated.

Girls go through a lot of struggles in this society. Women get discriminated against. We also get paid less, no matter what occupation we have. In this day and age, women get criticized on what we decide to wear.

As a girl, you may be underestimated.

All girls are beautiful, but some cannot see how beautiful they are because of the media. Media today shows that there is a specific body type that girls should fit to be beautiful. The media is putting off the idea that if you do not fit the world’s image, they are not good enough.

According to Dove’s Self Esteem Project, “studies prove that media can have a negative impact on self image. TV, movies, magazines and the internet all bombard teens with images and pressures about what their bodies should look like. The problem is, their version is not realistic. These images are airbrushed versions of models who weigh 23% less than the average woman.”

Girls believe that what they see, is how they should look to be pretty.

BMHS counselor, Ashley Mickey says, “If girls really understood their worth, they wouldn’t have low self esteem.” Beauty starts from the inside.

Senior Charity Williams stated, “a girl can be beautiful on the outside, but her attitude is what makes her beautiful.” Beauty is not all about looks. As long as you’re a confident in your own skin, you are beautiful.

Sometimes girls or women aren’t appreciated or respected enough as they should be. Women bring humans into the world. Women go through so many struggles and some continue to stand strong. Women are powerful. They aren’t meant for just cooking or cleaning. Continuing to underestimate women, will make them even stronger because they want to prove that they deserve respect.

“Sometimes girls can put off a confusing vibe,” Mrs. Mickey stated. Ayanna McCarley, freshman, says, “people are so quick to label something as confusing because they don’t understand it.”

A girl can say a boy is confusing because they do not completely understand them. Some girls/women have a tendency to act a certain way, but feel another. Not only females have a habit of that, but boys too. For example, some people may say that they are “ok”, but really there is something that upsetting them.

As a woman, you should know your worth. Do not let anyone tell you how you should look or act. How you look and act now, is who you are. Be confident in yourself and love yourself. You are beautiful, no matter how you’re shaped, how you act, what you wear or what you like. Be who you are and learn to love who you are because what you are, is beautiful.

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