I have a passion for working with young women. I feel that all women face challenges as a result of our societal structure. These pressures can often be most pervasive in the adolescent and teenage years. I believe that all girls can grow up to be strong and powerful women, and I want to be an encourager and mentor in this way. I chose the song Double Dare Ya by Bikini Kill. I listened to this song as a younger person, and feel that it represents youth and angst. The lyrics fight back at the ideals that many girls face, and “dares” the listener to “stand up for their rights”. While we all need encouragement to do so, it is also difficult to work with this age group for a variety of reasons. I feel anxiety about young women not believing that they have the right to be exactly who they want to be, to be powerful, to be in control of their bodies and life. It would be devastating to encounter a young women who may want to express herself in different ways, but who truly believes that she can not. During the adolescent and teenage years girls are dealing with complex issues, and are still learning how to communicate. Communicating effectively with theses individuals can be tiring, but I also feel that it would be a very worthwhile challenge.