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Authenticity and Aspiration

Exploring the CBBC Television Tween

Sarah Godfrey

have fun. The trio of Jas, Martha, and Lily functions to create a whole in that each individual’s strengths and weaknesses are positioned in relation to the group. In episodes in which one of the girls breaks rank with the group, all group members are

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Being a Responsible Violent Girl?

Exploring Female Violence, Self-management, and ADHD

Hanna Bertilsdotter Rosqvist and Linda Arnell

power and that of the girl in crisis. The discourse of girl power (based on the actively engaged girl) includes concepts of self-determination, inner strength, and being true to oneself as important features for which to strive, and as a powerful

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Girls with Disabilities in the Global South

Rethinking the Politics of Engagement

Xuan Thuy Nguyen

generated. Mitchell (2011) argues that a particular strength of participatory visual research is its potential to engage participants in a process of self and collective representation, in knowledge construction, and in activism. For the photovoice

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Sarah E. Whitney

’ contributions, strength, and resilience. Black Girl Magic creates visibility for girls of color in a primarily white postfeminist space by demanding affirmative recognition, and by claiming an aesthetic of sparkly brilliance which, as Mary Celeste Kearney (2015

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Girls’ Work in a Rural Intercultural Setting

Formative Experiences and Identity in Peasant Childhood

Ana Padawer

incorporate the active role played by subjects in the production and attribution of meaning to differences, without losing their structural strength in social relationships. In this conceptual turn, anthropologist Claudia Briones (2007) argued some years ago

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Contemporary Girls Studies

Reflections on the Inaugural International Girls Studies Association Conference

Victoria Cann, Sarah Godfrey, and Helen Warner

“this plenary was a wonderful way to showcase the collaborative impact activist-based research work is making” (n.p.). A key strength of any interdisciplinary conference and seminar that explores contemporary childhoods and girl-hoods is not only the

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Lolita Speaks

Disrupting Nabokov’s “Aesthetic Bliss”

Michele Meek

still and I don’t have the strength to kick. I don’t care about anything anymore, nothing in the world.” She now feels that she “stink[s] of incest” (138) and is “the sex slave of a French creep” (140). Despite their initial sexual encounter during which

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Cynthia Maurer

, thus becomes a source of strength for Ashley and Sylvia’s friendship; Ashley sees value in Sylvia’s craziness and confidence, articulating that value for her friend. Brittany, who is familiar with Zoey 101 , did not dispute Ashley’s claim, nor does she

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Brian Bergen-Aurand

This issue acknowledges the work of Rosalie Fish (Cowlitz), Jordan Marie Daniels (Lakota), and the many others who refuse to ignore the situation that has allowed thousands of Indigenous women and girls to be murdered or go missing across North America without the full intervention of law enforcement and other local authorities. As Rosalie Fish said in an interview regarding her activism on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG),

"I felt a little heavy at first just wearing the paint. And I think that was . . . like my ancestors letting me know . . . you need to take this seriously: “What you’re doing, you need to do well.” And I think that’s why I felt really heavy when I first put on my paint and when I tried to run with my paint at first. . . . I would say my personal strength comes from my grandmas, my mom, my great grandma, and I really hope that’s true, that I made them proud." (Inland Northwest Native News interview)

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Way to Go

The Significance of Place for Girls and Girlhood Studies

Eva Hoffmann

of critical self-reflection are integral to the programmatic vision of Girlhood and the Politics of Place and one of the biggest strengths of this outstanding book. The willingness of the authors to position themselves in relation to their research