You learn courage by couraging
Meghan Kaschner - A Girls Inc. Girl
"Courage is like — it's a habitus, a habit, a virtue: you get it by courageous acts. It's like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging." — Marie M. Daly, the first African American woman to earn a Ph. D. in chemistry.
Learning about other women who had to fight for what they thought was right has helped me realize that my world is not something I should take for granted, and I should stand up for the things that I think are right. Girls Inc. has encouraged me to go out of my comfort zone to explore new adventures and ideas about life.
For the past two years, I've been part of the Girls Inc. EnCourage program where I've learned how to stay safe in a challenging environment and where I've formed immense bonds with my group. Girls Inc. has had a very profound effect on my life. I have learned about jobs in the STEM fields, which I plan to pursue, women's survival and empowerment in the outdoors, which I value very much, and how to stand up for myself. My experience at Girls Inc. has influenced me and the people who surround me, because they notice that I have a caring, inquisitive, and energetic attitude."