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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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Big Sister News

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 News

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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The Gossip

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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Body Confidence - 4 women on a fashion shoot - diverse in colour and size
News Worthy

BODY CONFIDENCE IS NOT THE PANACEA

Judging by the number of enquiries arriving in the Girls Out Loud inbox at the moment it would appear every female University student in the UK is writing a thesis on body confidence! Over the past 12 months I have

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Role Model Relay

COACHED BY A GROUP OF 12 YEAR OLDS IN 2 HOURS!

Today I had the privilege of taking part in a ‘Role Model Relay’ with Girls Out Loud. This is an organisation who seek to inspire teenage girls to have confidence, self belief, resilience and positive self image. To encourage them

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GOL Little Sisters at Pretty Little Thing
Corporate Shout Out

Girls Out Loud on how they empower the next generation of women

As part of the ‘twelve days of Christmas’ initiative, 10 little sisters from Girls Out Loud’s Big Sister Programme were invited to PLT’s HQ for an afternoon of girl power. The girls were ecstatic to be spending time at the fashion giant’s home and I was just as excited to have been invited along for the ride. Here’s what went down on the day.

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