Women’s History Month
Eileen Gu celebrates International Women’s Day with video of a speech she made when she was 12 years old
- Eileen Gu, the 18-year-old Olympic freestyle skier, took to Instagram this International Women’s Day to share a speech she made at the age of 12 about women’s empowerment and representation in sports.
- “Although being a girl in a male-dominated sport can be difficult, I’m actually thankful that I've had the experiences that I had,” Gu said in her speech. “My experiences have made me more tenacious and have taught me to meet my stepbacks in life with open arms. In fact, after this encounter, I’ve become a better skater.”
- In her post, the now Olympic gold medalist also celebrated her achievements and thanked the women in her life by sharing photos of herself, her mother and her grandmother.
Olympic gold medalist Eileen Gu took to Instagram this International Women’s Day to share a speech she gave at 12 years old about women’s empowerment and representation.
“Celebrating female power today and every day,” Gu captioned her post. “Six years ago, baby Eileen gave a speech on Title IX and the importance of representation and equity in sports. Three Olympic medals and at least a foot of growth later, my message remains unchanged.”
In honor of Women’s History Month, here is a list of some of the most epic, bad-ass, trail-blazing, modern Asian American women out there.
Not only are these Asian American women powerhouses in their own right, but they also have some incredible stories of survival that everyone can relate and learn something from: