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FAT – THE FINAL TABOO!

So the media have got a little hot under the collar this week about a new coming of rage show due to be aired on Netflix this month called INSATIABLE. From what I can see on the trailer this is the story of a fat girl who is bullied (naturally!) and assaulted just before summer […]

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ARE YOU A FEMINIST THEN?

‘So are you one of those feminists then Jane?’ This question fills me with dread every time I hear it and it is posed in this way quite often as though a feminist is somehow other and weird. I always take a step back before answering because I know I am about to be judged. […]

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SKINNY IS THE NEW HOT – REALLY?

Girls as young as 5 are worrying about their weight. By the age of ten 80% of girls will be on a diet to change their body shape. Now before you roll your eyes and ponder why, just take a moment to tune in to the women who dominate ALL media messages – from adverts […]

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TIME TO JOIN THE DOTS PLEASE!

  Be the change you want to see in the world. Wise words but they require an incredible amount of self-awareness and self-discipline to live by. I spend my working week talking to and about the need to raise the aspirations of teenage girls in the UK. This inevitably leads to debates around self-esteem, body […]

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JUMP ON THE BUS WITH HER PLEASE!

TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS Over the past 12 months I have been inundated with pleas from parents at the end of their tether as they try to support their teenage girls navigate through the complex minefield that is friendship. The most reoccurring questions are….. Why are girls so mean? What’s with these yoyo friends? How can they […]

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DEMOCRACY DEMANDS PARTICIPATION

DON’T GIVE AWAY YOUR POWER Once again we find ourselves on the precipice of a frame breaking political election. What we do on the 8 June will define our path out of the European Union, our taxation laws and our on going response to austerity. So forgive me as I express my frustration and sadness […]

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