ESSENCE Poll: What's the One Piece of Advice You'd Pass on to Girls Growing up Now?

Sunday, October 11 marked the third annual International Day of The Girl. If you could share one piece of advice with young girls today, what would it be?

Who runs the world? Girls!

Sunday marked the third annual International Day of The Girl, created by the UN to raise awareness about all issues concerning gender inequality around the world.

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The initiative comes at a perfect time as First Lady Michelle Obama promotes her Let Girls Learn campaign, which aims to expand access to education for more than 62 million girls around the world and encourages American girls to take advantage of their opportunities.

The First Lady tweeted Sunday a link to a “girl power” music playlist on Spotify featuring inspiring tunes from Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and Billie Holiday. 

Being a girl is a special experience but one that certainly comes with its own set of challenges. 

If you could share one piece of advice with the next generation of girls, what would it be? Share your wisdom below! 

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