The former Governor General joined other prominent Australian women as part of the ‘Because I’m A Girl’ campaign.
A worthy, shareable initiative which deserves all our support.
The Honourable Quentin Bryce AD, CVO
To my teenage self,
Teenage years: those times of transition from girlhood to womanhood are enormously influential and important in our development as human beings. I look back on mine with gratitude to my parents who gave the highest priority to their daughters’ education; not a common thing in those days. Looking back, memories are suffused with happiness and a sense of adventure but always carrying a deep shyness.
The advice I would give myself is about confidence – about the confidence to speak up, to ask questions, to stand in the front without feeling awkward, even embarrassed. I belonged to a generation of ‘dutiful daughters’ brought up to speak when spoken to and never to ‘show off’. Skiting was about the worst thing you could do! I always go out of my way to stretch out my hand in friendship and encouragement to girls I see standing quietly in the backgrounds. I say to them: be bold. Have a go. Believe in yourself. Volunteer. Stand tall and proud.
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