This Is A Girl Thing

What is This Is A Girl Thing?

"This Is A Girl Thing," aka #TIAGT, is a local campaign that we have created to empower girls in STEM. We had the inspiration for this movement after a less-than-favorable interaction with a "VIP" at a robotics competition, where he asked our female members if we did "girl things" on the team. After that, we decided that our mission was to show that This Is A Girl Thing. We are empowering girls of all ages in STEM, and teaching them that what they are doing is not inherently unfeminine, and that they deserve to be included in STEM activities. 

To spotlight ans share our message, the we have printed our“#thisisagirlthing” banner. We carry the banner to all FIRST competitions we host or attend to be signed so that anyone, regardless of gender, can show their support for women in STEM. 

Currently, we have amassed over 800 signatures across 51 FRC teams and two FIRST platforms (FLL + FRC). We have influenced countless teams and coaches to support our cause. The future of STEM is not exclusive to one gender, and we hope to showcase the incredible work girls have done. 

The original #ThisIsAGirlThing poster at the May 2022 FLL Fun Day at OPHS