Why I Am A Warrior

Dedication: I dedicate my story to my mentor because she has helped me to realise who I am and how much potential I have. Although I have only known her for a few months, she is like an older sister to me. Also, my mum has always been there for me to support me through the hard times. She has inspired me keep on being resilient and she is there for me if I am upset or being picked on. She understands that I am different. Thank you to all the amazing people in my life. ❤

I believe that I am a warrior. I have tackled every challenge in my life. Although being a female with special needs in this world is a challenge, I have not let it define me. My family are very supportive of me and they have inspired me to be the person that I am today.

I believe that girls are very inspirational and amazing as well as men. As well as being inspired by people around me, I have inspired other girls with special needs (and without special needs) to pursue their dreams and keep on being resilient.

I believe that I am a warrior because I do not give up even if life throws me challenges. I believe that all girls and women should stand up and speak out if they are facing difficulties. Although the world can sometimes seem unfair and a nightmare, there are people out there who care.

I have overcome the odds by not only attending a mainstream school with my special needs but I have also won awards and been given a lot of opportunities to pursue my dreams. This has given me confidence and the knowledge that my differences do not define me. I am who I am. I am me.

Remember that when the sharpest words want to cut you down, you need to send a flood and drown them out. You are brave. You are proof. You are who you were made to be. You are you.

Women should have equal opportunities to make a difference in the world just as much as men do. Men and women are equal. They might look different and act differently but in reality, they are both equal. I want to share my story to help women realise this.