"Were I ever to give a young girl who is growing up in today's world one single piece of advice, it wouldn't be how to marry a rich man, good man, handsome man or how to get a good job, sound education or how to remain attractive of face, open of heart, sensitive of soul or forgiving of spirit.
Though these and many more things are undoubtedly of great importance to any young girl who hasn't yet started First School and who cannot possibly know the unfairness that still exists between the genders in this man-made world she will one day try to enter on equal terms, none will of themselves enable her to survive as an independent person with self respect and peace of mind.
Were I to offer such a girl but one piece of advice it would be, 'Never consider any person or creature to be more important than yourself or more awesome in their art of power and persuasion. Don't be intimidated by life; you lead it and don't let it lead you!'
It is only when women are confident enough in self to take the lead in this world that we will as a society all start to move forward instead of forever looking back." William Forde: March 23rd, 2014.