Women’s History Month: What impact do you want to have on the world?

Serena Omangi

Serena Omangi, Writer

In society, women’s contributions to history have often been discouraged or ignored, with the source traced back to their gender.  March is Women’s History Month, and it is important to celebrate and to honor women’s achievements and women’s stories. Women’s History Month was petitioned to Congress by the National Women’s History Project, and it was passed in March of 1987.

In the last few years, women’s empowerment has grown exponentially. Starting with the bravery of actresses exposing Hollywood predators, a chain reaction for a national conversation on sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace was brought to the floor with the #MeToo Movement. The new 116th Congress has had an increase of women in Congress.

The next generation of women are now moving forward from the tremendous progress prevailed by ancestors. Generation Z is the next generation of doctors, lawyers, filmmakers, philanthropists. Girls of Generation Z grew up with technology in their lives, all the while social media platforms began to flourish, keeping a digital record of their lives.

OHS Magnet asked 20 girls who attend Owatonna High School, “What impact do you want to have on the world?”