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...

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...

Head Girl Rants: Alone, Together

I work alone. Think, create, and write alone. It is ideal for productivity, not so much for water cooler chat. So recently, when I made some statements that were a bit provocative (which I wholly stand by) in the big wide public of the internet, it felt a bit scary to...

Head Girl Rants: Be a Legend

When I was 12 years old, I saw Lily Tomlin in Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. I would say that I was lucky, but it wasn’t luck, it was fate. I have loved Lily Tomlin since I...

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