Junior Girls Rant: Trust in Ourselves

Moments of self-doubt haunt us more often than we’d like, and usually hit without warning. We suddenly start to question our abilities, and the confidence we’ve built up over time drains away in an instant. Thoughts start racing through our minds as we...

Head Girl Rants: Own your achievements

It’s back to school time for the northern hemisphere. I make this differentiation because I have mostly not lived north of the equator for the past two decades. So this is applicable in February for us Southern Hemisphereans as well. Those of you who get to go...

Head Girl Rants: Next to Normal

Every day I read about girls and girl culture. It is my job, and it is my life. Inspiring and uplifting, and yes, very depressing at times. We are still driving a global agenda of perfection and homogeneity. The stories about girls who take their own lives because of...

16 April 2017: Unrealistic Standards of Others

This poster, hanging in a normal US high school, displays four different gowns. They are all beautiful, pretty sexy, and most are deemed not appropriate for prom by the principal. In fact, all these gowns are inappropriate. The whole poster is. In a demeaning tone, it...

Mulan: Great role model for girls!

“Dishonour on your whole family! Dishonour on you! Dishonour on your cow!” Not only does Eddie Murphy’s performance as Mushu the dragon make Mulan one of the funniest Disney films, I also believe it provides young girls with a positive female role model which...

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