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Junior Girl Teresa Mettela reviews the original Netflix show Never Have I Ever, which follows a South Indian high school student.
Junior Girl Frances Belt reviews the 2004 classic film Ella Enchanted, starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy, and based on the best-selling book.
Junior Girl Emily Rawle reviews The X-Files and discusses main character Dana Scully’s character arc throughout the 11-season arc.
Junior Girl Emma Pearce reviews the British Museum’s new virtual exhibition, called “Museum of the World,” using existing museum collections.
Junior Girl Beth Dockery reviews the hit Netflix show Sex Education, and an impactful, important storyline involving main character Aimee.
Junior Girl Emma Pearce reviews the Pre-Raphaelite Sisters exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
In recent years there have been a litany of articles, books and TV shows that all celebrate female friendships. This is incredibly important as I am a firm believer in women supporting women. For many years a popular trope in entertainment was to pit women against...
Tiffany reviews Kim Abi Zeid Daou’s “May,” a collection “of odes, poems short stories and prose interwoven with themes of collective memory, coming of age and feminism.”
Recently my friend, an amazing artist, illustrated my favorite quote from Princess Mia. I first met my personal heroine, Mia Thermopolis, on my eighth birthday at a movie theater in Ohio. I enjoyed the film adaptation of The Princess Diaries well enough, but the magic...
Junior Girl Rebecca Davis reviews animated Netflix show, “Hilda,” featuring a brave girl protagonist and her adventures in nature.
Junior Girl Noelle Belanger writes about her time in Quebec where she visited numerous heritage museums and photography exhibitions.
Two Can Keep a Secret is the second book by author Karen M. McManus. Her first book, One of Us is Lying, is one of the best YA books I’ve read so I was very excited to read this one. Two Can Keep a Secret is set in a small town in America which has suffered a number...
Junior Girl Rosalie Elliffe reviews Go Girl, a collection of important women throughout the history of New Zealand and why they are deserving of an entry.
Junior Girl Eliz Bilal writes about the cult classic TV show, Daria, and its strong, unique protagonist, Daria Morgendorffer.
It is something I would read to my daughters as they fell asleep, encouraging dreams of heroic American Revolutionaries and fighting for their beliefs.
Junior Girl Mengshu Ye reviews the 2017 BBC adaptation of the classic novel, Little Women.
Derry Girls. Fair Use. Derry Girls is centered around the lives of four teenage girls (and one boy) in the early 90s in Derry, Northern Ireland. They deal with the same issues that all teenagers around the world have to deal with. What makes this show different is...
Aisling Bea as Aine in This Way Up. This Way Up is a comedy-drama series available to stream on Channel 4 catch up or Hulu. The storyline focuses on the struggles of Aine (Aisling Bea) after a “teeny tiny breakdown”, which places her in a rehab facility. Aine is a...
The Spice Girls are widely considered as one of the greatest girl groups to ever conquer the planet. Alongside catchy pop music, the group encompassed what it meant to be a fearless, outspoken and confident young woman. In her book, Lauren Bravo explores the legacy...
One of Us is Lying has been described as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars. It’s not hard to see why. The story starts with five students in detention. Only four students leave the room alive. Simon Kelleher was not a popular person; he had created the...