"It's time for society to stop telling girls what they should and shouldn't do."
She didn't stop there, either! Maisie also remarked:
"It's time for girls to be free; free to nurture and celebrate whatever qualities and talents make them different. It's the most liberating time moving into adulthood. But that transition should not happen with labels and expectations, but with an open heart and mind… Fight for yours, grab it with both hands and hold it like the course of your future depends on it. Because it does. The world is desperate for leaders, male and female. It's not about gender, it's about purpose … Fan your fire, move from your core, and be quick on your feet. Sharp in your mind, gentle in your heart. Be authentic. If you can do all that? Well then get ready for greatness. Chin up, chest out. You are unstoppable. Like a girl."
It's not hard to believe the teen's passionate speech would ring true for at least one girl out there, and hopefully it will inspire!
Ch-ch-check out her delivery in its entirety (below) by pressing PLAY at the 50 minute mark. You won't want to miss it!