My name is Maylin Quinn and I am a 16 year old girl living in Shenzhen, China. I was adopted as a baby by a Norwegian and British couple and lived in Norway for 3 years. In 2008, my family moved to China. Growing up in Shenzhen, because it’s a very international community, I was exposed to a lot of cultures (and that includes learning how women are treated in different cultures). As a child who was raised with a western style upbringing, I was taught that even though I am a woman, I am still fully capable of doing the same things a man can do. Still, leaning about some of the ways women of other cultures were treated shocked me. I fully believe that if a woman of any culture isn’t treated the same as a man, then equality has not been reached, and unfortunately that is still true today. Yes, the treatment of women has vastly improved in the last century, but women as still not treated as fully equal to a man. I realized that I didn’t want to stand by and let the cycle of inequality continue. I hope that through SHEQUALITY, my voice can be heard to tell people that the way women are treated in any culture is NOT okay.