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IWD Series: An Open Letter to my Future Daughter Comment 

IWD Series: An Open Letter to my Future Daughter

An open letter to my future daughter I am writing this to you on International Women’s Day 2017. We’ve come a long way us women. Thanks to some brave and influential women, you’ll be able to vote, you’ll be able to go to school and university if you wish to and you’ll live in a world where a woman can run the country. We’ve still got a long way to go, however, and as a 20 year old woman, I worry about what the future will hold for you. It…

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IWD Series: A Soundtrack to Being a Girl – songs that shaped the woman I am today Literature & Culture Politics & Current Affairs 

IWD Series: A Soundtrack to Being a Girl – songs that shaped the woman I am today

‘The music of a well-chosen set takes you on this trip through emotions and through various forms of intellectual engagement.’ – John Green The quote above completely encapsulates the power I believe music can have on the individual. Like most people, I have been a lover of music from a very young age and there is not a day that goes by where I fail to put my headphones in and let my favourite songs take me to a happy (or sometimes melancholic) place. I was inspired to write this…

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International Women’s Day Series: What Women’s Day means to me… Comment Politics & Current Affairs 

International Women’s Day Series: What Women’s Day means to me…

Today, being International Women’s Day I thought it fitting to not only embrace the power of women but to also acknowledge how far we still have to go. From my own perspective over the past few years I have noticed more and more of my female friends using the phrase, ‘strong independent woman.’ Whether that be in preparation for a job interview, a response to a recent break-up or in regards to taking part in a male dominated sport such a boxing, it makes be proud to realise that women,…

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International Women’s Week Series: Changing the World, one tweet at a time Politics & Current Affairs 

International Women’s Week Series: Changing the World, one tweet at a time

Today is the second installment of this weeks ‘International Women’s Week’ series and I have decided, rather than look at the history of feminist issues as I did before, to look at the future and the incredible inspirational youth of today. My main focus is how the use of social media is providing a platform for so many young people to become engaged and discuss massively important issues. For those of you who haven’t heard of the name Alexis Isabel Moncada (perhaps better known by her twitter handle @lexi4prez), I…

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