Runner-up 2015: Emma Crisp, SA
Community, State: Karoonda, South Australia
Age, Grade: 16, Grade 11
If you were Prime Minister for a day, what would you do to help achieve gender equality? Think locally and nationally!
The World, I know, isn’t fair
And usually I wouldn’t care
But then they said I ‘won’t go far’
(Fair enough, I have no car)
They meant in life; achieve I will not
Because of my gender, what utter rot!
I will be great, I will inspire,
Other young girls to think big, dream higher
It’s what I want with all my heart
As Prime Minster, is where I’ll start
I know it is but for one day
But if this chance were to come my way
I’d know exactly what to do with it
With inspiration from Elizabeth Broderick
Think of all the changes that I could make,
The higher pay-checks men would no longer take
Perhaps I’d start on a local scale
I’d make people see that girls are not all frail
Beginning small with our local sports teams
Imagining it now I can hear all the screams
Cheering girls onto the football field
As their true strength is being revealed
But first for myself; I need strength to overcome
All the bad things, and to just have fun
Whilst being responsible for my fate
Being in charge would be truly great.
But what I really, really want to be
Even more than I want a Uni degree,
Is to tell everyone in the World to remember
They can do what they want, regardless of gender.
I will be great, just wait and see
I’ll no longer care what people think of me
It’s not what they say, it’s what you do
That defines who you are and makes you…you.