15.06.15

Audrey Ellard Walsh

Journalist and Political Science Graduate

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Audrey Ellard Walsh is a journalist and political science graduate based in Cork. She tweets at @AudreyEWalsh

“I believe that we need to stop asking “what was she wearing?”

Audrey Ellard Walsh is a journalist and political science graduate based in Cork. She tweets at @AudreyEWalsh

Because I am a Girl I ask.. why aren’t there more people like me on the ballot paper?

Because I am a Girl I believe… that we need to stop asking “what was she wearing?”

Because I am a Girl I hope that.. if I have daughters someday they will never feel they cannot do something because it’s “for boys”.

Because I am a Girl I wonder.. what it would be like to walk down a street at night without fear.

Because I am a Girl I dream.. of a world where being a girl isn’t seen as being “lesser”.

Because I am a Girl I thank.. all of the pioneering women who have secured me rights the I take for granted.

Because I am a Girl I like… calling myself a feminist.

Because I am a Girl I dislike.. being put in a box.

Because I am a Girl I feel proud to be a daughter, sister and friend.

Because I am a Girl I celebrate other women. We need to support each other rather than tear each other down.

The views expressed in all blogs, are those of the authors only and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of Plan Ireland

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