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This year has been a strange one. Many of us have found ourselves in predicaments we couldn’t have predicted this time last year. Becoming out of work, working on the front line of a pandemic, being furloughed, feeling stuck at home, being unable to see loved ones and home schooling are just some of the […]

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Three reasons to watch season 4 of The Crown

This week, season 4 of The Crown launched on Netflix. The Crown, for those that don’t know, is a historical drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. But the queen isn’t the only reason to watch this show. What’s it all about? The fourth series spans from 1977 to 1990. Thatcher’s premiership is portrayed […]

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The importance of Kamala Harris’s victory

Kamala Harris is the vice president elect, making her the first female vice-president of the United States. This is a historic moment for women and girls across the globe, because it shows that women can achieve anything. Harris, who is 56 years old, is also the first black and Indian-American person to be elected to […]

Hobbies and self development

One of things that 2020 has brought many of us, is a new hobby. A lot of people have been spending more time at home and the spare time has allowed them to explore their interests. But whilst a hobby is often a positive thing to take up for your mind and inner-tranquility, it also […]

Smashing the glass ceiling

The ‘glass ceiling’ is a metaphor given to describe the invisible barrier that women face when aiming for success. But does it exist? And if it does, how can you break through it? What does the glass ceiling look like? The glass ceiling is a subtle type of discrimination where you can’t realise opportunities, despite […]

Owning insults

An insult is when somebody uses a term, or a phrase with the intention of treating you with disrespect or scornful abuse. We have all been insulted in one way or another, but I think we should own insults. Here I explain why. Sticks and stones We’ve all heard the rhyme: ‘sticks and stones may […]

Dealing with imposter syndrome

You may be skilled, experienced and capable, but you might still suffer with imposter syndrome. If you get an overwhelming feeling that you can’t do something, when in reality you know you can, then there are things you can do.  What is impostor syndrome?  Impostor syndrome is a psychological thought pattern. The individual suffering with […]

The Suffragette story

I believe that it’s important to vote. But women in the UK didn’t always have the opportunity to. Women got the vote because of other women, shouting for universal rights and changing the political system. The Suffragette story is long and complex, but I’ve tried to summarise what happened and to explain why women like […]

What does ‘bossy’ mean?

I have called this blog ‘bossy girl’, so I wanted to explore exactly what this word ‘bossy’ actually means. The official definition  According to dictionary.com, he word ‘bossy’ is used to describe somebody who is “ordering people about, overly authoritative and domineering”. It’s an adjective That’s right, it’s a describing word, so it’s an adjective. […]

Should you ditch your high heels?

Do you wear high heels? If so, do you put them on for work, or save them for a personal event? You could ditch them full stop. Here’s why. They are uncomfortable I don’t like high heels, mainly because I don’t find them comfortable. They can rub, cause bunions and give you back ache.  I […]