Thoughts on Hidden Figures

*Be warned, this post contains spoilers. For those of you who have not seen the film, and want to avoid them, my thoughts can be summarised in three words: absolutely, flipping brilliant.*  Hidden Figures tells the true story of three African America women, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who worked for NASA during the 1960's. All three women progressed to make brilliant ... READ MORE >

Why I Started Blogging

I came up with the idea for Let’s Hear It For The Girl over a year ago. Despite buying a domain name and having a website designed almost immediately, I only published my first post five days ago. At the beginning of 2016 I moved to a city I did not know. Drama ensued with my flatting arrangement, I started working as a law clerk and spent my first few months confused and a little scared. I ... READ MORE >

Today’s Homework: Listen to We Should All Be Feminists

"The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognising how we are." "We have evolved, but it seems to me that our ideas of gender have not evolved." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie If I could have a coffee with anyone it would be Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. You would be a fool to pass up the opportunity to have coffee, (and cake), with the woman responsible for ... READ MORE >

Jane The Virgin’s Refreshing Approach to Sex, Virginity and Everything In Between

Jane The Virgin is a treasure trove bursting at the seams with intelligent characters and storylines. With three strong Latina women at the helm, the show smashes stereotypes and proudly represents the Latina community. And as if this was not impressive enough, Jane The Virgin also tackles sex, or the lack of it, in every episode. The title character of the show, Jane Villanueva, provides a fresh ... READ MORE >

Advice For A Young Lawyer

As a law clerk you live at the bottom of a very big heap. You report to everyone in the heap and everyone in that heap is your boss. Sometimes you wait for work that never comes and other days you want to hide from everyone who keeps throwing work at you. During my first six months as a clerk I became increasingly grateful for one particular solicitor in my team, we shall call her ... READ MORE >

Anne Frank’s Diary and Copyright Law

“Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year old school-girl. Oh well, it doesn’t matter. I feel like writing.”                                                                                     ... READ MORE >

Marie Curie: The Ultimate Over-Achiever

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." - Marie Curie Marie Curie was a top student, physicist, chemist, inventor, discoverer, two time Nobel Prize winner, wife, mother and professor. Marie began life living in poverty in Poland, was forced to migrate in order to gain an education and worked in a world ... READ MORE >

Taylor Swift’s Girl Squad: Empowering or Cliquey?

Taylor Swift transformed from a heart-broken country and western singer to an ultimate superstar following the release of 1989 in 2014. In order to cement her power status Taylor planned the 1989 world tour accordingly. The main gimmick of the tour was Taylor’s ‘girl squad.’  Taylor gleefully shared the stage with Karlie Kloss, Lorde, Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding, Ellen DeGeneres, Idina Menzel, ... READ MORE >

Why Everyone Loves Hermione Granger

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is home to many beloved and controversial characters. Just the mention of Snape, Dumbledore and even Ron can send die-hard fans into hysterics. You do not need to search too far to find ferocious debates over whether Snape’s love for Lily can excuse his mistreatment of Harry and whether Dumbledore was out of line when he allowed Harry to run off on ... READ MORE >

You Are Never Fully Dressed Without A Pin

I have recently found a passion for the pin fashion trend. I have spent hours scrolling and searching Instagram for pins that truly capture the quirky and socially conscious aspects of my personality. In my exploration I have discovered some pins that are too good not to share. Here are some of my favourite pins featuring my favourite figures in history and fiction! Pins from Kate ... READ MORE >