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@underthesycamore

Athleta's bringing girls together from around the country by partnering with Girls Leadership—a non-profit that equips girls with the skills to exercise the power of their voice. 

In our latest collaboration with the brand, moms from our community joined the initiative and asked their daughters what it means to them to hold power. The answers were wise and heartfelt, and we've shared some of our favorites below in celebration of International Day of the Girl!

I asked my girls what does power mean to them. Olivia had answered: "Power to me is being strong and independent.” 
Go Fit Jo

“Strength forms in your mind and is expressed through your actions." When I asked Madelyn (13) what she often says to herself to encourage herself that she has to power to achieve anything, this was her answer. 
Kikhaly

When I asked Reese what it means to be powerful, she told me, “It’s not about being in charge. It’s about leading and setting a good example. It’s also about doing the right thing even if you think no one is watching and inspiring others to do that too.” 
World in Four Days

"Sometimes it means being really strong, like lifting a car, and sometimes it means being really strong like standing up to a bully."
Top Flight Family'

I asked her recently what does being powerful mean to you and after listing important qualities like courage and strength while she flexed her big girl muscles, she paused and said,“Being me…”
Stroller in the City

“I am brave. I get stronger every day.”

@underthesycamore's 7-year-old daughter

In support of Girls Leadership, Athleta launched an "All Kinds of Power" mantra tee. From now until 10/31/18, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the will go towards Girls Leadership. Check it out!