"There is no action that is too small that can't grow into something bigger."
For Girl Rising CEO Christina Lowery, that was just one of many lessons she walked away with after reviewing 882 creative submissions from 110 countries that were entered into the Girl Rising Creative Challenge, powered by HP. The competition, which debuted in April and culminates on International Day of the Girl, asked entrants to submit story-driven works, including poetry, videos, illustrations, and essays that celebrated individuals or groups making their communities more gender equitable.
"To highlight through storytelling the myriad ways that people are making a difference in girls’ lives is wonderful," says Lowery, who has led the non-profit organization Girl Rising since 2009 in their mission to empower girls around the world. "These stories are the seeds of social movements."