this new initiative wants girls to stay strong and stand together

Andreja Pejic, Lindsey Wixson and Molly Bair team up with other talents of The Society Management for brand new #HerSocietyStory initiative.

by Tish Weinstock
09 September 2015, 11:49pm

It's always better when we're together, which is the sentiment that lies at the heart of The Society Management's brilliant new initiative #HerSocietyStory, in association with Girls Inc. of New York City. Inspiring young women of the world to get together, to stand strong, be smart, and act bold, The Society Management has teamed up with photographer Ezra Petronio to create a series of portraits, featuring some of the industry's most celebrated stars, from trans icon Andreja Pejic to i-D faves Lindsey Wixson and Molly Bair.

We're living in a brave new world where opportunities for women are boundless, which is why it's so important that we encourage each other to be our best selves and remind each other of our value within society. To celebrate the launch, Ezra's empowering portraits will be showcased throughout Manhattan in poster format 6th - 13th September. Below we hear from some of its stars on what it feels like for a girl.

"For me being a girl means being very strong, but that strength is always closely linked with intelligence. It's softer, but with a more canny edge. I grew up in a matriarchal household and I have yet to meet a man as strong as my grandmother. Today, a woman that has her own paycheck can explore her individuality more than ever. I'm still exploring mine." Andreja Pejic

"Being a girl in today's modern world means having confidence and loving yourself. I have been able to put my true identity, passions, and quirks on display without fear. My generation of females have the most freedom and pride in our gender, which allows us to take on the world with more confidence and love. In short, being a girl in today's world is a gift." Molly Bair

"I'm extremely grateful to be a female in today's world, because we have more power and rights to lead and live in our own strong, independent way. At the same time, I know how rare this still is globally - which is why I support women's and girls' rights in places where they're still being treated unfairly, without equal rights to simple things such as education." Toni Garrn

"You must feel empowered as a woman today. Look at how far we have come. My only afterthought would be how can we help each other more and step on each other less? Get rid of the plastic idea of perfection and focus on finding ways to help our bodies instead of poisoning them with anything that's wrapped in plastic. Looking at key female leaders in society, I hope we can look at what they are saying and not what their makeup, skin, or any other ornament that they are wearing look like - just listen to them." Lindsey Wixson

"Nowadays, girls have more and more of their own voice and the chance to create their own history. We can choose our ways of life, ideas, and dreams. We can find women at home taking care of their kids or in powerful positions - even running for president. And each is our own choice.When I was younger, I used to be afraid of assuming my point of view and my choices. For modeling, for example, I had to move to New York if I really wanted to follow in this industry. It is hard for a teenage girl living far from her family and friends - and certainly it was for me. But in the end I did it, and I'm happy I was able to make that decision." Caroline Trentini


Text Tish Weinstock

Molly Bair
Andreja Pejic
lindsey wixson