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Narratives of Ambivalence

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Agency in Research with Girls in the Sex Trade

Alexandra Ricard-Guay and Myriam Denov

complexity and plurality of these girls’ own sense of self ( Ricard-Guay 2015 ). Thus, it becomes central to include girls’ voices in order to explore not only their vulnerabilities, but also their agency, strength, resilience, and coping strategies ( Saewyc

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Paula MacDowell

with her mother where she sees all those magazines that are prescriptive texts telling her how to be and picks up a cooking magazine that acts as a mask or screen to hide behind. By sharing her viewpoints, Meledy finds strength. She uses her voice. By

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Queer Girlhoods in Contemporary Comics

Disrupting Normative Notions

Mel Gibson

women. … Generally, they feature lady protagonists kicking ass in a variety of positive ways. … It's hopeful to write stories that exist in that space, because it gives you strength. I think it's very valuable and very important (quoted in Ching 2017

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Dustin William Louie

from the strength of the lived experience, we can also rely on the Indigenous knowledges present in traditional communities to be translated into academic theory. To encourage systemic change, stakeholders must honor transformational Indigenous theory

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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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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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Emily Anderson

/ UNICEF 2005 ; UNICEF n.d.). Situate Data in the Public Domain One of the strengths of using new media as a policy tool is that it enables dynamic interaction between and among policy actors. This dynamic engagement between organizations and individuals

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Stephanie Russo

challenging the dominant structures of their society, each assumes more control of his or her life, gaining unprecedented strength. ( 2006: 4 ) Anne Boleyn is an apt choice for the heroine of a YA historical fiction because her story has an obviously gendered

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Brenda Austin-Smith, Matthew Cipa, and Temenuga Trifonova

their strengths and weaknesses. The most rewarding aspect of this discussion occurs in its final moments (98–101), where Slugan returns to some of the concerns he developed in the preceding chapter, where he considers the place of indexicality in André

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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