11th October marks Day of the Girl, a day which aims to highlight the challenges faced by girls around the world.
In 2018, Girlhood Gang marked Day of the Girl with two complementary initiatives:
Film Screenings at Glasgow Film Theatre:
We were honoured to introduce two special Day of the Girl school screenings of Brave and Hidden Figures Glasgow Film Theatre, attended by school students and their teachers from across Glasgow. Our introductory talks discussed themes of femininity, feminism, intersectionality and the importance (and power) of using a sociological lens to view movies. Thanks to the staff at Glasgow Film Theatre for your support in organising this!
Twitter Chat: The girls we were
We love the initiatives that ask us to give our younger selves words of wisdom, but to celebrate Day of the Girl we wanted to do something a little different. Instead, we asked out Twitter followers: what advice would the girls we were… give to the women we are today? The response was phenomenal!
“Read books instead of social media and don’t wear make up that hides your freckles⭐👯”
“I think the girl I was would tell the woman I am to continue following my heart, continue living the life I want instead of the life outside influences tell me to have, and to keep being brave – and angry when necessary! She would say “Don’t let me down!”
“She would definitely raise an eyebrow if I ever said no to cream & marshmallows on top of hot chocolate!”
“My girlhood self wasn’t cool or confident, she wasn’t particularly happy and she certainly wouldn’t have come up with anything profound. But she would be amazed at the distance travelled and therefore probably tell me to keep up the good work! 💪🏽”
“My younger self would definitely tell me to be less boring and harassed and not to forget all the music I love.”
“I’m thinking she’d say “Laugh more, go back to reading a book a week and bring back tie-dye leggings and scrunchies”
Read more about Day of the Girl here.