Caitlyn Cannon, an 18-year-old from Oak Hills, California, wanted to leave her mark in her school's yearbook. She wanted to make a statement.
The senior, who proudly describes herself as a “really gay” feminist, captioned her yearbook photo with the following quote:
There are so many things right about this -- the pride, the advocacy for gay marriage and the demand for equality. Unsurprisingly, students took notice, and one tweeted out a photo of the empowering caption.
In just three days, it was favorited nearly 10,000 times and retweeted over 6,000 times.
Yesterday, Cannon talked to Cosmopolitan about her unexpectedly viral quote and the support it garnered.