Because I am a Girl I ask … questions about everything! That’s why I’m a scientist, I want to know how everything works and why.
Because I am a Girl I believe … girls are just as good at science, engineering and maths as boys. Never let anyone convince you otherwise.
Because I am a Girl I hope … governments everywhere will finally realise the importance of educating girls and boys.
Because I am a Girl I wonder … how different the world would be if all girls were educated? I predict it would be a much happier, healthier and fairer place!
Because I am a Girl I dream … of a world where all girls are able to get an education and reach their full potential, regardless of nationality, wealth or status.
Because I am a Girl I remember … being in scientific meetings surrounded by men. I’m now working hard to change this for future generations.
Because I am a Girl I like … weird animal facts, laughing, reading, hiking and science.
Because I am a Girl I dislike … it when people explain things to me as if I’m an idiot just because I’m female (this still happens to me all the time even though I’m a university professor).
Because I am a Girl I feel … frustrated that we’ve achieved so much, and yet so many girls still miss out on an education and instead are forced to work or get married.
Because I am a Girl I celebrate… the wonderful world we live in and the courageous people who are trying to make it better for girls everywhere.