After seeing photographs and articles about the “Fearless Girl” statue facing down the bull on Wall Street, I am imbued with feelings of gratitude.
I would not be who I am, personally or professionally, were it not for those who always encouraged me and ingrained in me the sense that there was nothing I couldn’t accomplish.
The biological fact that I was a female never entered into the discussion.
Seeing this statue makes me hopeful that future generations of female lawyers, doctors, soldiers, scientists, teachers, etc. – including my newborn niece – will know that being female isn’t a handicap, but an attribute.
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Susan Driscoll, Charlotte
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