In Support of Female Friendships

One of the interns at work is having a rough time. She lives with a house of girls who sound as if they love to cause trouble. Sound familiar? I think every twenty-something girl can think of a time when they’ve felt a bit ganged up on before.

This kind of problem usually provokes two responses:
Urgh girls can be so petty some times.
Urgh some people can be so petty some times.

Small change, big difference. For every person who’s ever said that ‘boys will be boys’, there is someone who believes similarly that all young women are naturally catty. I’ve been guilty of this when I was much younger, but it still surprises me that people believe this is a social norm in 2017.

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Girl Power Creators You Need to Know

Happy International Women’s Day! I just wanted to take the opportunity to share with you some of my favourite female creators. These are the gals that inspire me most of all and I’m sure you’ll find a new muse among them for yourself.

Today is a great reason to show some love to the amazing women around you. Of course, we should do this every day too! Whilst we sure have a long way to go in terms of reaching equality, it’s important to shine a light on the wonderful women out there who are absolutely smashing it in their fields.

So get out there today and show some love to your girls. I’ll be wearing my girl power shirt* with pride, I hope you will be too!

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To fringe or not to fringe, that is the question.

Here’s a picture of me from 2010 – this was the last time I got my hair cut. It’s now 2017 and I’m starting to resemble┬áJohn Lennon at his peak happy hippy stage.

You see the thing is, I’m terrified of hair dressers. I’m not usually a vain person; I’ll leave the house without makeup most days and in general I’m not too fussed about what I look like as long as I don’t look like a scarecrow.

However, when it comes to my hair I’m precious as fuck.┬áLet me tell you why…

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5 Ways to Be Your Own Valentine

Have you ever heard the quote ‘you can’t expect someone to love you, until you love yourself‘. Yeah? Don’t worry, I vommed in my mouth when I heard it too. I hate to say it, but there’s some truth in this quote. When I look around at my girl friends, the ones absolutely killing it seem to be the girls who have a strong sense of self respect; they look after themselves, know their own limits and make ‘me time’ a priority.

We constantly talk about how important it is to look after ourselves, but little do we put it into practice. In fact, if/when we do, we rely heavily on others to pick us back up. You might rant on social media and feel better as virtual friends come to your aid or surround yourself with IRL friends to avoid thinking about your issues – whichever you choose will only ever be a temporary fix.

I don’t want to do the cliche blogger thing where young girls think that taking a bath and eating chocolate will cure depression, but I wanted to put together another selfcare post in the run up to Valentine’s Day. Rarely do I see couples celebrating this out dated tradition, so why not put the focus on yourself this February 14th? I really hope you find these tips useful. If not, please make your own suggestions in the comment section.

Without further ado, here’s 5 ways to be your own Valentine, your own cheerleader and your own best self.

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