Girl Up is so excited to announce the members of Team Strong! This group of inspiring girls come from all over the globe and will serve as a voice of strength for Girl Up at events, on our digital channels and in your own communities – ultimately helping Girl Up build a stronger global movement for gender equality. Team Strong is in partnership with Special K by enabling them to tap into their inner strength.
1. Eliza Sapara Grant, U.K., 17 years old.
“To me, strength is self-love. It allows us to create an environment for ourselves and others where we can cultivate and radiate peace and joy. Most importantly through self-love we are able to grant ourselves the freedom to fall down and pull ourselves back up again, and in that peace, we find strength.”
2. Charlotte Musinga, Uganda, 19 years old
“What makes me feel strong is how far I have come in regard to my education, pursuing higher education to attain expertise in a field I am very much interested in though my background dictates otherwise. I have learned that, the way you see your challenges has a great impact on how they affect or impact your life and the people around you.”
3. Gabriela Nadeau, Florida, United States, 17 years old.
“The fact that I control my destiny and can do whatever I want to do if I try hard and work, is what makes me strong. I’ve had to deal with a lot of setbacks in my life, but I’ve been able to overcome all of them because I believed in myself. In the end, it comes down to what you think you can accomplish.”
4. Leslie Anasu Espinoza, Peru, 17 years old.
“I never give up and I do everything possible to make my dreams come true. Although my family doesn’t have high economic resources, I always put my effort in things I’m passionate about. I have learned that the most important thing in life is share because the agents of the change continue chain of favors and that’s I have been doing – helping and advocating for people who can benefit from it. …I’m the girl who wants to look her country in better conditions where not exists differences and instead of it, happiness and peace.”