Maria Delaney (@mhdelaney) is an Irish science and health journalist. She is a passionate science communicator, co-curator of the best-selling A Neutron Walks into a Bar, and an award-winning science blogger. Her articles are regularly featured in The Sunday Times and The Irish Times.
Because I am a Girl I ask……. questions with a different perspective.
Because I am a Girl I believe……… that science dispels gender stereotype myths.
Because I am a Girl I hope…….. that other girls get the same opportunities as me.
Because I am a Girl I wonder………. how I would cope if I was born in the country where girls aren’t allowed to ask, believe, hope or dream.
Because I am a Girl I dream……. of changing the world one tiny bit at a time.
Because I am a Girl I remember……… having no sports team in school or football pitch to play on while gazing across the fence at the boys playing on acres of ground.
Because I am a Girl I like……… maths, science, investigating stories, sports, wearing a measuring tape on my jeans during my latest DIY project and driving in the fast lane.
Because I am a Girl I dislike…….. that most of the things I like are classed as ‘blue’ rather than ‘pink’ when my favourite colour is green.
Because I am a Girl I feel……….. lucky that I have always been treated the same way as my brother which I now realise is a rarity across the globe.
Because I am a Girl I celebrate…….. the growing number of men who think that people, no matter what their gender, should be treated equally as this isn’t a women’s issue; it’s a societal problem.