Why Ever After Is The Best Fairytale

"You cannot leave everything to fate, boy. She's got a lot to do. Sometimes you must give her a hand." - Leonardo Di Vinci to Prince Henry in Ever After I find it really difficult to be friends with people who do not love Drew Barrymore. I am sorry, but if you cannot find it in your heart to love the walking embodiment of the sun, then we are going to have problems. I admire Drew for ... READ MORE >

Seven often-forgotten African American Women in History

In celebration of Black History month, Let’s Hear It For The Girl, is showcasing seven great African American women in history. While casting a spotlight on only seven women is an insignificant step towards remedying centuries worth of hidden figures, hopefully it will encourage all of us to look deeper and consider those history has failed to remember. 1. Cathay Williams 1842 - ... READ MORE >

Thoughts from the Women’s March on Washington

On 21 January 2017, over 5 million people gathered across the globe to participate in the Women’s March. The March was organised in response to Donald Trump’s inauguration and stance on various issues. Protesters marched and spoke in support of human rights including women’s rights and LGBTQ rights, healthcare and immigration reform. The protest marked the largest single day of protesting in ... 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 >