Junior Girls Rant: Trust in Ourselves

Moments of self-doubt haunt us more often than we’d like, and usually hit without warning. We suddenly start to question our abilities, and the confidence we’ve built up over time drains away in an instant. Thoughts start racing through our minds as we...

Junior Girls Rant: Happiness is a Mood, not a Destination

The above quote is from Brooke Davis for the TV show One Tree Hill. This quote has always resonated with me but particularly this year. So far in 2020 we’ve had the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, a global pandemic that has affected millions of...

Junior Girls Rant: Wait, you mean that’s body shaming?

These are examples of skinny shaming that I have heard many times throughout my life. They have never been funny nor welcome. Body shaming comes in just as many shapes and sizes as bodies do. Most of us have probably experienced, witnessed, or even participated in...

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...

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...

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