What does it imply to be a younger girl at present? At Glamour we've realized that it's not a easy query to reply: Younger ladies are multidimensional, they're claiming nontraditional gender identities, and so they need the world to know that it's less than anybody else however them to determine who they’re.
We requested this 12 months's Glamour Faculty Girls of the 12 months: What does the world will get mistaken about younger ladies at present?
"I personally consider the world focuses an excessive amount of on what ladies can't do, as a substitute of what we can do," says Ann Makosinksi, a junior on the College of British Columbia and an inventor.
"That we’re misplaced and don't know our place on the planet," says Claire Wineland, our grand-prize winner who runs a basis to assist individuals with cystic fibrosis. “I believe it's type of the precise reverse truly. I believe we're motivated and direct in a method that we by no means may very well be earlier than.”
"Not all ladies are cisgender and heterosexual," says Leah Juliett, a senior at Western Connecticut State College, who identifies as nonbinary and is advocating for nationwide revenge porn legal guidelines. "So many ladies establish as transgender or are intersex, or are gender-nonconforming. Simply because somebody could look or look like what you classify as a lady on the surface, doesn't imply that they establish that method."
Watch all 10 of our winners’ responses within the video above, and skim extra about Glamour's Faculty Girls of the 12 months right here.