Girl Talk magazine celebrates it’s 500th issue this week and are launching a #Girls Are Amazing campaign to promote positive female role models and broaden ambition in young girls. This comes in direct response to a recent readership survey where some unsettling and surprising results revealed:
“that an overwhelming 80% of young girls wanted to be referred to as “pretty”, “kind” and “funny”, with only 20% choosing “clever”, “strong” or “brave” as important attributes.”
With my daughter Miss M being 6, I am wary of the future influences that she’ll be around and the way the media will encourage her to think. She is a very strong willed young girl, determined to make her own decisions although so far I think she’s on the right track, being a sporty, outdoors kind of girl avoiding some of the more girly activities out there. She is yet to show an interest in pop stars and media idols, which I’m pleased about as I’d like her to enjoy her childhood without growing up too fast. I have to say though that I do think she’s AMAZING in nearly every way, but of course I am her mum.
Girl Talk is a pre teen magazine aimed at 7-12 year olds and they plan to run the #Girls Are Amazing campaign throughout the year with features appearing in every issue of the magazine. They’ll be featuring career profiles and stories of inspirational women excelling in sport, science, business, technology and lots more. There will be stories from Girl Talk readers who’ve achieved something great plus opinion pieces about issues affecting them. Also they will be running an amazing BFFs competition in partnership with Westfield, where they’ll be looking for the UK’s best BFFs! The winners will get a chance to be Girl Talk cover stars and receive fantastic prizes.
Girl Talk want to hear from pre-teen girls all over, their thoughts and ideas about being a girl, their life, heroes and dreams, to put those opinions in the magazine and celebrate each others’ achievements.
Do you know any girls around the age of 7-12 years? Girl Talk would love to hear their thoughts and opinions on being a girl and any AMAZING stories that they’d like to share to go in a future edition of the magazine!
Send everything to:
#Girls Are Amazing,
Girl Talk magazine,
44 Brook Green,
OR Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
And lets not forget #Girls Are Amazing!!
We were sent some goodies in exchange for writing about about the #GirlsAreAmazing campaign.