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Junior Girl Sara Dorfman reviews the popular video game, Night in the Woods, and discusses the perception around the video game industry.
Read on for a review of the Jorvik Viking Centre in England, and the representation of women and girls in the museum and in Viking culture.
Junior Girl Niamh Hanrahan reviews Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche’s Dear Ijeawale, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.
There’s Someone inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins follows high school student Makani Young as she settles into her new life in Nebraska. She moved from Hawaii under mysterious circumstances, but quickly makes friends and, as with many YA books, finds romance. Her...
Junior Girl Emily Clarke reviews an exhibition called Women’s Place in Parliament and delves into the more recent history of the women’s movement.
Junior Amber Barnes reviews a chapter of Fashion as Photograph, a book that delves into the history and visuals of the fashion world.
Associate Editor Sage Daugherty reviews The Underground Girls of Kabul, a book by investigative journalist Jenny Nordberg about girls’ lives in Afghanistan.
Appropriately for Halloween, Associate Editor Sage Daugherty reviews the first episode of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Read at your own risk.
Junior Girl Emily Clarke reviews Poster Girls, an exhibition at the London Transport Museum. The exhibition is open until January 2019.
Associate Editor Sage Daugherty reviews Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley, a novel about a girl and her experiences on and off the snowboarding slopes.
This movie has my heart. I watched it last autumn, but decided to re-watch it now to be sure about my feelings and emotions. Well, I confess that my ideas have not changed to date. This movie is about a 17 years old pink-haired girl living in California, who is about...
Junior Girl Emily Clarke reviews the Votes for Women Exhibition at the Museum of London, and talks about her experience at the exhibit.
Junior Girl Sophie Small reviews Michael Marshall Smith’s Hannah Green and her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence, published by Harper Collins in 2017.
Junior Girl Libby Serra reviews the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, and talks about Gardner’s life.
Junior Girl Jessica Eykel reviews cult classic film, Clueless, and talks about the twenty-year-old film’s portrayals of girlhood.
Teen movies are not a modern idea; they have been around for decades. As with any genre of film the best era is always subjective. However, people tend to choose the decade when they were a teenager as the best,the characters being most relatable. Today, with...
Program Developer Tiffany Rhoades reviews American Street by Ibi Zoboi, calling it a “must read,” and one of the next great American novels.
Junior Girl Sophie Small reviews the classic film All About Eve and talks about the treatment of girls and women in the media, in the 1950s and in 2018.
Associate Editor Sage Daugherty reviews Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung, a novel that delves into sibling relationships and the bonds between sisters.