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. […]

Describing a leader

A leader is often somebody that can sees the improvements that need to be made and then empower others to achieve those things. But what words do we commonly use to describe good leaders? I think we’ve all probably experienced a good manager and a bad one. Just because somebody received a job in a […]

The word 'bossy' on a floral background wall.

Embracing the word ‘bossy’

According to the dictionary, a “bossy person” is always telling people what to do. But when was the last time you heard a man referred to as “bossy”? It’s a word that is almost exclusively used to describe girls and women. “She’s very bossy…” I’m sure we have all heard a little girl called “bossy” […]