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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...
Junior Girl Rebekah Mills reviews The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka, a historical fiction novel about Japanese picture brides.
Junior Girl Noelle Belanger reviews the classic film, Titanic, and talks about Rose’s rebellion from her upper class, rigid upbringing.
Junior Girl Syirene Mahdhar reviews Growing Up Perempuan, a collection of essays about what it’s like to grow up as a girl in Singapore.
Korra from The Legend of Korra. Fair Use. You might be familiar with the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which ran from 2005 to 2008. The animated children’s series was known for its fantastical world building, super-powered fight scenes, emotional plot...
The historical drama The White Queen drew me in right from the beginning. Based on the "Cousins' War" novels by Philippa Gregory, it tells the story of the rise of Elizabeth Woodville, wife of King Edward IV, during the Wars of the Roses. The show entwines witchcraft,...
Junior Girl Libby Serra talks about her experience at the International Girls Studies Conference at Notre Dame in February.
Contemporary Art Manager Scarlett Evans reviews the short documentary, Period. End of Sentence., which won an Academy Award in February 2019.
Sage Daugherty reviews Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok. The novel is about a 22-year-old girl who accidentally becomes a dance teacher and fights to make a better life for her family.
Contributing Writer Tia Shah reviews the book, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies), curated by activist and feminist, Scarlett Curtis.
Dear Madam Secretary, Thank you for your positive female role models, who are smart, strong, compassionate women that work tirelessly to make the world a better place.
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.