Our next Women's History Month story is from Janet Volpe Guaderrama:
My mom, Anna Volpe, was my idol in many ways...she left Washington state at 21 on a train, newly married to a man she didn't know very well (my dad was in the Civil Conservation Corp) and moved to Illinois to start a family.
For Women’s History Month I would like to encourage and raise up our next generation of leaders. The teenage girls whose natural fearlessness and determination will strike fear in the status quo and move mountains as if they were feathers. From national heroes like Emma Gonzalez to local leaders like the students I’ve met through BN Youth Activists. I dedicate this poem from Erin May Kelly on why teenage girls are stronger than you think. You continue to inspire me with your strength, passion, and dedication.