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Big Sister

WHY DID I DECIDE TO BECOME A BIG SISTER?

The truth is, I decided not to apply.I told myself that I had nothing of value to offer. I was a paralegal at the time and I had interpreted the delayed gratification to qualification as failure. I was also ashamed

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IN SARAH’S MEMORY – NO MORE…

On a week that started with IWD and ended with Mother’s Day I am once again left in what can only be described as despair a t the state of violence against women in this country.  I am sure today Mothers

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International Women’s Day – do we still need it I hear from the back row??

Well you decide…. Our Founder Jane Kenyon speaks up about IWD Stalking, silencing, harassing, trolling, gaslighting, assaulting, mutilating, threatening, abusing, trafficking, dismissing, raping, cancelling, attacking, slut-shaming, murdering, sexism, growth in far right misogyny, coercing, violence, revenge porn. Under-represented; under-valued; underpaid.

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A Little Goes a Long Way….

Over the past 6 years we have delivered 12 Big Sister programmes and worked with over 36 schools in and around the North West. This translates into 225 Big Sisters and hundreds of volunteers. How amazing would it be if

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A letter to my little sister during lockdown

Here (Hannah) one of our current Big Sisters sends a message to her Little Sister whilst in lockdown.. They say you should be the person you needed when you were younger, Could I possibly be that support for you? An

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Big Sister shares lockdown story

When you sign up to be a Big Sister with Girls Out Loud, you commit to spending a year getting to know, and supporting, a teenage girl who is at a pivotal stage in her life and education. Much of what we do is centred on building confidence – and being a role model – to show our Little Sister the value of education, and to encourage her to believe in herself at a time when no one else is doing so.

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Let’s Talk About…

In October, I’ll say goodbye to my Girls Out Loud mentee. Mentee sounds quite formal, but it doesn’t feel formal. Mentee sounds professional and distanced, and we spend loads of time looking at Dogs on Instagram. It’s a little more relaxed. There’s a special tie between us, knotted with a thin thread that we’ve spent time weaving since our first session. At first that thread was fragile, held loosely, both of us convinced the other might drop their end at any moment. Now that thread is really strong. We both have tight hold.

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