Growing up these days is tough, a lot tougher than I remember it being when I was younger. I watched my two girls deal with issues as teenagers and young women that I never would have thought to worry about at their age. Though we may think that women have an equal place in today's world, the sad reality is that we don't.
Today is all about celebrating young women and empowering them to face the world head on and with confidence. I'm proud of all that these two have accomplished thus far. I know that they have worked hard and have had to face some big obstacles along the way.
Whether you have raised a girl child, are a girl child, or have a special young lady in your life, we all have a responsibilty to stand up for the rights of women. Photograph the woman or women for whom you are fighting.