Maisie Williams Inspire Young Girls at Always #LikeAGirl Confidence Summit

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Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams gave an inspiring speech to young girls at the Always #LikeAGirl Confidence Summit in New York this week.

According to BuzzFeed, the actress encouraged girls to go for their dreams and do what they love, regardless of what others think. In the speech Maisie said,

“It’s time for society to stop telling girls what they should and shouldn’t do. Fight for yours, grab it with both hands and hold it like the course of your future depends on it. Because it does. The world is desperate for leaders, male and female. It’s not about gender, it’s about purpose … Fan your fire, move from your core, and be quick on your feet. Sharp in your mind, gentle in your heart. Be authentic. If you can do all that? Well then get ready for greatness. Chin up, chest out. You are unstoppable. Like a girl.”

The summit marked the launch of the latest video from the Always #LikeAGirl campaign. In the video, girls were told to write things they feel have held them back on a box. They were then asked what they’d like to do to the box. “I’d like to kick it, or maybe explode it,” one girl said. The campaign itself encourages young girls going through puberty, a crucial point in life where confidence and self-esteem falters, that they can achieve anything they want to.

Check out the Always #LikeAGirl campaign video below!

This campaign is so awesome. Young girls specifically are often told that they can’t do things simply because they’re girls. It’s great to see this campaign encouraging and empowering them to be whoever they want to be, and be great regardless! Kudos to Maisie for speaking out to them as well!

Image via Diane Bondareff / AP Images for Always

 

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