As I stand in front of a mirror I see myself as a girl who doesn’t fit society’s beauty standards. But that is not a problem for me. I never liked to be put in a box anyway. In the world of this girl I see in the mirror, she is exactly what she would like to be: a dreamer! She is that girl who is always in the search of why our society is as it is.
Do you know that feeling of wanting to change the world, to see everyone around you in harmony? That’s my dream! What is up with all this disunity in the world? A world where only a few think about the whole is a sad end to humanity.
On the other hand, a more positive side of me sees things getting better, or at least trying to. I see women gaining territory in the work place. What used to be impossible - like seeing women as CEOs of big companies, for example – is now a reality. I’m inspired by these women.
Once we know how to manage our finances, positive outcomes flow
Sometimes I would ask myself if anywhere in the world there would be people who think just like me. And then I started being part of a project focusing on financial education for girls with Plan International Brazil. To know that there are people fighting for children’s and young people’s rights across the world is comforting.
Today, I am part of a group of girls from my community, and we are being thought how to deal with our own money. It is truly an amazing opportunity for us. Once we know how to manage our finances, positive outcomes flow: improved financial inclusion, well-being and stability are only a few of them. We are now empowered girls who have the opportunity to fight for not being put in boxes. This way, we can have equal opportunities to aspire for better things, better jobs and better futures.
I want to be a journalist.
I want to be a journalist. I want to join other women in the battle for a better and equal world and never let their dreams aside. In the end, I’m just a girl who dreams and believes in a world where girls are equal to boys, and get the opportunities they deserve. With the difference that now I know that it is all possible.