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Olivia Allen is on her way to doing big things, and at 10-years-old, she’s already inspiring her peers and helping them to boost their confidence. Allen, who lives in Louisville, KY, recently held a conference to teach her peers about confidence.

The girls, ages 8 to 12, attended the conference and listened to Allen as she gave a motivational speech that could rival some adults.

Allen spoke about the physical, social and emotional changes young girls experience when they enter puberty, and how those changes affect their confidence and self-esteem.

Allen created the “I Can Be” conference to help young girls her age to follow their dreams.

“They can follow their dreams. It doesn’t matter what kind of dreams they are,” Allen said. “If they want to be a unicorn, be a unicorn or something like that. … and to just always believe in themselves.”

WDRB 41 Louisville News

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  • Ocean Child

    Good for her. It really makes me happy to see girls doing things like that, and having a healthy self esteem, especially with the way society is. I’m sure we’ll hear more about her as the years go by…

  • [email protected]

    I certainly want to congratulate Clutch for showing this excellent story. Olivia Allen’s activism is great, because any girl has the right to be confident, to be free, and to dream big in society. Olivia is a person who is doing a great job in inspiring girls to follow their own paths irrespective of the pressures of the world. Any female should have their autonomy respected and their human rights maintained forever. Olivia is hero and she is destined for great things.

  • MyTwoCents

    Olivia is doing something positive. She is obviously nurtured by people who support her pro-active stance instead of telling her to sit down, smile and look pretty. More young people could follow her example if they had the right nurturing.

  • FromTokyo

    I’m so touched and impressed by this. I think maybe it’s time for girls to look to other girls with their heads on straight for positive examples.

  • Noirluv45

    Amazing! Thank you, Clutch for bringing this story to our attention. I’m so proud of this young lady. I hope the others in the audience pay it forward to other young girls who could not attend the conference.