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This Gay Teenager Gets An A* For Her Feminist Yearbook Quote

29/05/2015 14:34 BST | Updated 29/05/2015 14:59 BST

Far from relying on the usual inspirational quotes which everyone seems to shamelessly regurgitate in their yearbooks, teenager Caitlyn Cannon totally owned hers.

The teen, who describes herself as as a "feminist" and "really gay" has attracted worldwide praise for her sassy, no nonsense comment.

Someone give the girl an A*.

Cannon, a 17-year-old who recently graduated from Oak Hills High School in California, said she found the quote on Tumblr and changed the parts written from a man's perspective.

"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 said in an email to The Huffington Post. "I've never really been ashamed to say that I am gay, so the LGBT aspect was simply who I am."