We’re delighted to bring you Megan Cooke’s review of The Suffragettes film. Megan is 10 1/2 and watched the film with her mum, Jackie. “This film has a lot of lows, but one big positive message. It is about a 24 year old lady called Maud who gets involved, unwillingly at first, into suffragettes, encouraged by a courageous strong lady named violet. And from there, … Continue reading

‘It’s Not Just Make Believe’: Girlhood and Fantasy Fiction – Carolyn Rickards

We are delighted to bring you a guest blog from Carolyn Rickards who hosted a cafe conversation about Girlhood and Fantasy at  International Day of the Girl.   ‘It’s Not Just Make Believe’: Girlhood and Fantasy Fiction   From recent blockbuster adaptations of Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood through to the Harry Potter phenomenon, fantasy and fairy tale continue to dominate popular culture.  … Continue reading ‘It’s Not Just Make Believe’: Girlhood and Fantasy Fiction – Carolyn Rickards

The Original Riot Grrrls: How Female Teens Invented Youth Culture

International Day of the Girl is a day to raise awareness of and celebrate the creative and critical achievements of young women around the world. Inventing youth culture is one of those achievements we have young women to thank for. And they did it with an ankle sock. The teenager was a construction not of a consumer culture and marketers, but the subcultural resistance of … Continue reading The Original Riot Grrrls: How Female Teens Invented Youth Culture