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Maria Qamar’s Hints at Bigger Problems Within South Asian Culture
Junior Girl Teresa Mettela reviews a Maria Qamar exhibition from 2019, and talks about Qamar’s influence on South Asian girls.
Book Review: Life Lessons From Remarkable Women
Junior Girl Emily Clarke reviews Life Lesson From Remarkable Women, a book curated by UK magazine Stylist, filled with inspirational essays.
TV Review: Malory Towers
Junior Girl Hannah Wilson reviews the new BBC show, Malory Towers, based on the classic Enid Blyton series.
Game Review: Animal Crossing
Junior Girl Kat Kavaliova reviews the popular Nintendo Switch game, Animal Crossing, which she argues is even more needed during the pandemic.
Film Review: A League of Their Own
Junior Girl Jessica McCall reviews the classic 1992 film A League of Their Own.
Never Have I Ever…Been More Impressed By Netflix
Junior Girl Teresa Mettela reviews the original Netflix show Never Have I Ever, which follows a South Indian high school student.
Movie Review: Ella Enchanted
Junior Girl Frances Belt reviews the 2004 classic film Ella Enchanted, starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy, and based on the best-selling book.
TV Review: The X-Files
Junior Girl Emily Rawle reviews The X-Files and discusses main character Dana Scully’s character arc throughout the 11-season arc.
Museum Review: Virtual Exhibit at the British Museum
Junior Girl Emma Pearce reviews the British Museum’s new virtual exhibition, called “Museum of the World,” using existing museum collections.
TV Review: Sex Education
Junior Girl Beth Dockery reviews the hit Netflix show Sex Education, and an impactful, important storyline involving main character Aimee.
Exhibition Review: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
Junior Girl Emma Pearce reviews the Pre-Raphaelite Sisters exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Book Review: Dare Me, by Megan Abbott
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...
Book Review: May
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.”
Getting Serious About “Chick Lit” with the Princess of Genovia
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...
TV Review: Hilda
Junior Girl Rebecca Davis reviews animated Netflix show, “Hilda,” featuring a brave girl protagonist and her adventures in nature.
Review: Fashion and Culture: A Zoomed-In Look at Women All Over the World
Junior Girl Noelle Belanger writes about her time in Quebec where she visited numerous heritage museums and photography exhibitions.
Book Review: Two Can Keep a Secret
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...
Book Review: Go Girl
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.
Girls with Glasses: Daria
Junior Girl Eliz Bilal writes about the cult classic TV show, Daria, and its strong, unique protagonist, Daria Morgendorffer.
Review: Spies, Soldiers, Couriers, & Saboteurs
It is something I would read to my daughters as they fell asleep, encouraging dreams of heroic American Revolutionaries and fighting for their beliefs.