good girl cover

wow! this book truly is the holy grail of picture books, and I’m so happy to finally be assured that feminist books are becoming more and more accessible to young children! 

because that’s what this book is - feminist, and unapologetically so. 100 women to inspire the young girls of the world, and 100 women to teach young boys respect towards their peers (and 100 women to make a book blogger very happy) - now that’s something a lot of picture books are simply incapable of doing with their princess, damsel in distress business. 

I have no idea how to even begin telling you how gorgeous every single illustration in this book is, so here are a few of my favourite pages! 


rita levi montalcini - scientist (this was my favourite story!) 

grace o’malley - pirate 

astrid lindgren - author (and a very good one at that, might I add!)

frida kahlo - painter 

ruth bader ginsburg - supreme court justice 

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brand new music boys: twice and blackpink fanboys edition

wtf is there a girl group dance class in bnm how are they so good

[songs they danced to from top to bottom: w&d: blackpink- as if its your last; youngmin: blackpink- playing with fire; w&d: twice- cheer up; donghyun: twice- tt]

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hi my name is leyla and i use snap filters to hide my oily skin

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#married

What Is a Gallagher Girl?

A Tribute to Elizabeth Sutton’s Valedictorian speech, by Lexi S.

What is a Gallagher Girl?

When I was 12, I thought I had an answer. In the sixth grade, I was introduced to the ivy walls and the nearly-hallowed halls. I thought a Gallagher Girl was a student at the most intriguing school. I watched Cammie fall for Josh, and I thought the most dangerous thing a Gallagher Girl could face was…love. 


What is a Gallagher Girl?

When I was 13, I thought I knew the answer. I was starting the 7th grade, and I saw myself in those halls, walking and learning with our Sisters. I thought a Gallagher Girl was strong enough to form an alliance with those once seen as a threat. I met the Blackthorne Boys and chased Dr. Steve, and I thought the most dangerous thing a Gallagher Girl could face was… betrayal. 


What is a Gallagher Girl?

When I was 14, I thought I had the answer. In the 8th grade, I watched Macey McHenry be put into various forms of protective serivce. I learned about the Circle of Cavan, and thought they were after her. I searched for her when we thought she’d run away, and I thought the most dangerous thing a Gallagher Girl could face was… the loss of one of our own. 


What is a Gallagher Girl?

When I was 15 I thought I knew the answer. My freshman year, I studied with Cammie as we learned more about the Circle and realized that they were never after Macey after all. I realized with Cammie why the Circle chose that year, and I packed up with her as she left. I thought the most dangerous thing a gallagher girl could face was…the unknown. 


What is a Gallgher Girl?

When I was 17, I thought I had an answer. I watched Cammie come back, and feared we may never have the REAL Cammie again. I fought with her to remember the summer, and cried with her when we realized what really had happened–to her and her father. I was more determined to see the Circle defeated. My heart ached with Cammie, and her family, her sisters, as she hung from the balcony–only the thought of losing Liz strong enough to save her. And I thought the most dangerous thing a Gallagher Girl could face was…herself. 


What is a Gallagher Girl?

When I was 18, I thought I’d never really know the answer. I graduated the same year as 15 girls I’d grown up beside. My resolve to change the world had grown stronger, but I went off the grid for a few years. I became a part of sisterhoods of flesh and blood as near and dear to my heart as this sisterhood of ink and paper. I faced missions and challenges that changed me. I thought the most dangerous thing a Gallagher Girl could face was.. the world. 


What is a Gallagher Girl?

I’m 23 now, and I know I have the answer. I finally was able to catch up, 4 and a half years later, with my Gallagher Sisters. I was finally able to get the closure I had contemplated for so long. I have been and seen the world. I have studied and grown throughout the years. I calculated with Liz. I fought alongside Bex. I survived with Cammie. I grew with Macey. And I learned what a Gallagher Girl truly is. She is you. She is me. She is us. She is every young lady who carries the Sisterhood in her heart. She is every woman who is ready and willing to change the world. And, perhaps even more importantly than learning what a Gallagher Girl is by definition, I have learned the most dangerous thing she can face is…. self-doubt. 

So if you’re reading this now, thank you for being my Sister. Thank you for being a Gallagher Girl. Thank you for showing me what grace and strength look like in action. Keep the sisterhood in your heart, and never, ever give up on your self. 

How long will we strive? All the days of our lives.