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[1st Place] I'M Not Ready

Updated: Oct 18, 2023



Artist: Leilani

Age: 10 Country: Kenya


On her first day of getting her period, a girl runs home from school feeling scared and confused. Her three sisters share their own stories about their first days and how they handled being a teenager, which excites her and helps her accept that this is a normal part of her life from now on.


'I'M not ready' is a movie that all girls can relate to, whether they've started their periods or not. The movie's message is to encourage every girl that this stage of life can be exciting and full of adventure.


This compelling film serves as a relatable narrative for every girl, regardless of whether they have already experienced menstruation or are yet to embark on this journey.


"I'M Not Ready" resonates with its audience, inspiring them to embrace this transformative stage with open arms. Its powerful message reminds young girls that this chapter is not to be feared but rather celebrated for the thrilling and enriching experience it holds.


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