Celebrate the #PowerofFirsts

 

On October 11th, the International Day of the Girl, the world stage is ours!

We asked the first-ever Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, Amanda Gorman, to help us make the most of it.

She wrote “Day of the Girl: The Power of Firsts,” highlighting the resilience of girls and women worldwide. Illustrators Kimothy Joy and Sabrina Epstein turned those words into social media gold. Now, it's your turn.

Here's what to do:

  1. Pick your favorite verse: Or two. Or three. We love them all. (on mobile, tap and hold on image to download; on desktop, right click and save)
     
  2. Post: Hashtag or it didn't happen: #DayoftheGirl, #PowerofFirsts
     
  3. Provide a scholarship: Ask friends to join you in donating to @shesthefirst. No slactivism around here.
 

Read the full poem here.