Memories of Girlhood: Difference and Conformity

One vivid memory I have of my girlhood was when I was asked to play “Mary, Mary quite contrary” in the harvest celebration. Now I wasn’t the most natural child performer, but I did always enjoy being in performances, so I was utterly over the moon when I was...

5 books every girl should read!

There’s something about this time of year that seems to makes me nostalgic. I think its because I have so many happy childhood memories from this season. As a family we used to go on big country walks, I’d jump in as many puddles I could find and kick up all the...

Memories of Girlhood: Moving to Scotland

When I was six years old I boarded a flight destined for Edinburgh, Scotland. My family (all of whom are American) and I were moving there from New Jersey, where I was born. I went to school in the capital city, Edinburgh, but my family lived in a beautiful big old...

Memories of Girlhood: Knit One, Girl One

My mother is and always was a fantastic knitter – my sister and I gallivanted around in colourful home-knitted cardigans from our infancy. The most exciting part of any of her projects was always when we went to the haberdashery to choose the buttons for our new...

Which Spice Girl are you? Identity in the playground

In the late 90s, manufactured pop bands were at their height, and as every generation before us, we wanted to be able to complete the full dance routine, sing every word, and perform at breaks in the school playground. There was one band that transcended beyond just...

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