Our second story is all about Carly! This kickboxing, horse-riding, make-up loving high school student is a participant in our Youth Activist Series (YAS). She represented Plan in the media on the International Day of the Girl, and speaks about her passion to fight against sexism. We loved getting to know Carly better, and speak with her about what it’s like being a sixteen year old growing up in Melbourne. Check it out! ❤️
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My name is Carly and I have grown up in a family with one older sister and two younger brothers. We are a very large, very stereotypical bogan family.
My friends would describe me as… well, the main word that usually comes up is weird. They always say ‘You’re weird, but we love you for it’, so, it must be a good type of weird?!
I’m in Year 10 and have just chosen the subjects that I want to do for next year - I’m doing Chemistry, Biology, General Maths, Equine Studies, German, and English. Outside of school I ride horses, I’ve have been doing that since I was little.
Horses have always been associated in my life. I think their intelligence is underestimated by people though, they understand more than we think they do.
I also do Muay Thai kickboxing. That is amazing. You really get a lot of strength - mental strength as well as physical.
You have the capability to be safe and not get hurt on the streets. As well as knowing that if you wanted to, not that you would want to, you could start a fight. And probably win the fight.