Jadyn is at that ‘tween’ stage when she is sometimes grown up and sometimes as little as her sister! She is always bored. Thank goodness she enjoys reading.
When I told her I was getting a magazine to review, she was a bit sceptical as she thought it would either be too young for her or something that she was too young for. When the girl talk magazine arrived with some other goodies, she was nothing short of thrilled.
She says that this magazine is just the thing she needs and spends quite a lot of time going through it.
GirlTalk is the longest running fortnightly magazine for girls aged 7 -12 years.
In celebration of their 500th issue, they launched the amazing #Girlsareamazing campaign which is looking to empower girls of this age by promoting positive role models and broaden their ambition.
For the entire year, Girl Talk will be featuring stories of inspirational women excelling in different fields like sport, science and business. It will also have challenges to boost confidence and stories from Girl Talk Readers.
There is also an Amazing BFFs competition in partnership with Westfield where they are looking for the UK’s Best BFFs. Jadyn is very excited about this one.
In a survey conducted by the magazine, it was 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.
More than a third of girls aspired to jobs in showbiz and their top 10 careers were either caring, artistic or performing – all in roles traditionally thought of as feminine.
I can identify with this as Jadyn really wants to be a singer and take part in the X-Factor. With the strong exposure to media, it is but obvious that girls would like to be pretty and have the clothes and the look of a celebrity. However, I am pleased that she also vacillates between wanting to be a doctor too.
I was quite pleased with the magazine too as there is a lot of stuff to interest her as well as information on women achievers like JK Rowling and Jacqueline Wilson.
How can you get involved?
If you know of any pre-teen girls who would like to share their amazing stories write to Girl Talk at –
Girls Are Amazing
Girl Talk Magazine
44 Brook Green
London W6 7BT
Tweet about the campaign and celebrate girls who have made a difference. Use #girlsareamazing
Nominate someone or volunteer yourself to be an inspiring role model in Girl Talk Magazine or Girl Talk You Tube Channel.
If you think girls are amazing too, join in to empower more girls.