Junior Girls Rant: Body Positivity

When I read this quote it made me cry. Not because it resounded deep inside me and not because it was something I aspired to. I cried because I wished everyone else had a sunny 2pm garden body. I was lucky that I grew up with good self-confidence. Only recently, in my...

Junior Girls Rant: In defence of the quiet ones

Fanny Price is the most overlooked heroine in the world of Jane Austen and, for many readers, her story – Mansfield Park – is the least loved Austen novel. Some believe the novel itself is at fault – it is dark in subject, the characters are unlikeable, and the...

Junior Girls Rant: Ni machismo ni feminismo

We recently celebrated International Women’s Day and that made curious about whether there was a specific girls’ day also, and there is! The 11th of October is International Day of the Girl Child (I should have known, sorry). There are several women/girl related...

Junior Girls Rant: Tragedy sells

The belief that Amy Winehouse’s death was simply the result of ‘struggle with fame’ absolves the media of blame for their part in her downfall. The demand we create and, as a result, the levels that reporters will go to create the most scandalous headline is in our control.

Junior Girls Rant: The substance of things hoped for

We have all had that moment, day, or chapter in life where it feels like the world is against us. This feeling seems to double for young women in our world full of gender inequality and casual sexism. That’s if you’re lucky… Other girls face child marriage and...

Junior Girls Rant: #Megxit

As I’m based in the UK, the biggest story of the past few weeks (for better or worse) has been Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leaving the Royal Family to pursue their own future independently and with “financial self-sufficiency”. Meghan Markle has openly...
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