Some girls want to be leaders
And have control over their lives.
They believe in having their names known
Not by being other people’s wives.
Some girls want to be influencers
And show the difference between wrong and right.
They want their voices heard
And won’t back down without a fight.
Some girls believe that knowledge
Can help the world advance.
To them ‘smart is cool’
And there’s no such thing as ‘chance’.
Some girls like shiny dresses
And makeup with bright shades,
The media makes them look weak
And they hate how they’re displayed.
Some girls love books,
And fandoms and stories.
They want to be fighters
And heroes worth the glory.
Some girls love running,
And playing with a ball.
They believe that sports
Is more than worth it all!
Some girls are unsure
of what in life they wish to do.
But each and every one of them knows,
That to themselves, they must stay true.
Each and every girl is diverse
And there’s none that are the same.
So let’s start taking them seriously,
And not treating them like a game.
By Akshaya Pai