Every year, 17 and 18 year old high-school graduates have an unspoken contest about who can have the funniest one liner beneath their yearbook pictures. There’s pop culture references, hipster defiance, and there’s “too cool for this” quotes all on the same page. But, the caption beneath Caitlyn Cannon’s picture is none of that. It’s brilliant.
The graduate of Oak Hills High School in California strung together one small sentence that touched on feminism, LGBT equality and the wage gap and blew everyone’s mind. A friend tweeted her picture, and it went instantly viral.
Caitlyn said she originally saw the line on Tumblr, but told Huffington Post that she switched it up to fit her own life.
“I was tired of seeing the same old quotes from popular books and movies and authors, and I wanted to call attention to a problem that women face,” she told the Huffington Post in an email. “I’ve never really been ashamed to say that I am gay, so the LGBT aspect was simply who I am.“
Caitlyn Cannon, we salute you.