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Social Media an Easy Scapegoat

24% of young people are depressed – because of social media 1 in 4 girls will self-harm before they leave secondary school – because of social media Girls are obsessed with their appearance – because of social media Girls are now more aggressive and mean – because of social media 80% of girls will be […]

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Can I have the Girl with the Brightest Smile please!

Jessica has just completed a year as a Big Sister at a Manchester school. This is the speech she made to her Little Sister & the rest of the room at their graduation event. Where do I start? When I first heard about this project to become a ‘Big Sister’ I looked in to what […]

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On eyebrows, sisterhood and taking your medicine.. A big sister shares her story incognito

I’m a 30 year-old-youngest-of-four, with parents the other side of 60…. And earlier this year, I became a big sister. There have been many plus points to taking on this new title; one of which was definitely the raised eyebrows I caused when telling people I’d just gained a little sis. In fact, your eyebrows […]

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How becoming a Big Sister has changed me for the better

Loretta Smith is Head of HR & Shared Services at Pladis Global (McVities to you and me). Here she shares her Big Sister experience. Becoming a Big Sister with Girls Out Loud is one of the best decisions that I’ve made, for lots of reasons. Knowing that I’ve made a difference to a teenage girl’s […]

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The Little Sisters of Middleton Tech get social with UKFast

As with every Big Sister programme, watching the Little Sisters begin to realise their potential is always an incredible feeling. Last month, the Little Sisters from our current programme at Middleton Technology school took part in a workshop, hosted by technology firm UKFast, exploring how they can use social media to express their creativity. Led […]

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ALBION SISTERS READY TO ROCK

Launching a Big Sister programme always fills the Girls Out Loud team with excitement. On the morning of the launch at Albion Academy, it’s safe to say everyone was filled with nerves. It’s a big deal for a teenage girl to agree to open up to someone, especially to a relative stranger. It wasn’t just […]

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2018 – THE YEAR OF THE WOMAN – OH GOODIE!

Our Founder Jane shares her wish list for 2018 2018 is welcomed in by the media as the Year of the Woman? I thought that was a permanent state of affairs, however I have decided to embrace this with positivity and grace as opposed to feeling patronised and somewhat bemused! In my opinion, there is […]

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TIME TO JOIN THE DOTS PLEASE!

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD. Wise words but they require an incredible amount of self-awareness and self-discipline to live by. I spend my working week talking to and about the need to raise the aspirations of teenage girls in the UK. This inevitably leads to debates around self-esteem, body confidence, […]

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EMPOWERING GIRLS TO LEARN, LEAD AND THRIVE – ARE YOU UP FOR IT?

With positivity in mind our SHINING STARS BALL due to light up Manchester on Friday 29th September is looking fab. Big love to The Co Op for stepping up to be main sponsors and we are welcoming more awesome organisations on board as sponsors every day including Pladis Global (McVities), Kids Allowed and Enterprise Rent […]

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