9 of the most empowering female literary characters

I'm the first to admit that I have a love affair with books. When I was younger you could always find me with my nose in a good novel. However, the last few years at uni have meant I've swapped novels for text books, but with graduation in a few short weeks, I plan to [...]

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Super Saturday: UN’s ‘Day of the Girl Child’ & Malala Yousafzai wins Nobel Peace Prize

This year's theme for UN's 'Day of the Girl Child' is an incredibly important issue: Empowering Adolescent Girls and Ending the Cycle of Violence. "It's a day when activists ramp up efforts to make the public aware of issues like child marriage, violence against girls and the lack of access to education. It's also a [...]

6 Childhood Literary Heroines you didn’t realise were Feminists

1. Hermione Granger, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Basically, Hermione is a badass. Since her introduction, she has grown into a literary feminist icon. Over the course of her seven-year story arc, we saw her character develop into a brave, empowering young women who's not afraid to stand up for what she believes in [...]