Since I was as young as 4, until now as I am in my mid teenage years, I have been inspired by so many strong women who we see in the media, on television and even on We Heart It these days. If it wasn't for these ladies I definitely wouldn't be the woman I'm growing up to be today.

Emma Watson:
From watching Emma as Hermione, the smart, bold and fearless girl we all grew up watching on TV to then taking the world by storm with her empowering speeches for UN Women and I can never forget the time she got a pixie hair cut after Harry Potter finished. I was mesmerised. I remember being about 9 and thinking how brave and beautiful she was with short hair. I remember my Aunty bought me the issue of 'Girlfriend' which featured Emma and her new 'do' on the front cover and immediately wanting to cut mine the exact same. Although I never did, it was little things like that, I look back on now and I can't help but be so thankful I had (and still have) someone so amazing to look up to.

Taylor Swift:
From red lips to high waisted jeans, Taylor Swift will always be iconic to me. Every time I have a crush there's always a T-Swizzle song to help through the heartache and every time I feel down or upset, she's always got a beat to get me through it too. I live by several lyrics of hers such as:

'Don't you worry your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine.' - "Ours"

'I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me.' - For this one I like to tell myself one day I will build that castle myself and live in it happily far, far away from people who throw bricks. - "New Romantics"

'Some day I'll be big enough so you can't hit me and all you're ever going to be is mean.' - "Mean"

Ashley Graham:
If it wasn't for this body posi babe I probably wouldn't know how important it is to love yourself and the skin you're in! When I first discovered Ashley I also realised how important representation in the media is, especially for women. She's such a strong, beautiful, healthy and well-spoken person that I think everyone should look up to. I thank her for doing what she does so that she can continue to inspire all the beautiful women around us to accept and love ourselves for who we are and lead happy, healthy lives.

My mum:
Classic. But my mum is the one who's raised me and taught me all I know in life. Without her I wouldn't know what it means to be a strong woman and I'm thankful she gave me a name that means 'female warrior'. She's always supported my dreams and goals and I know no one stronger than she is. Thank you mumma!