Friendship bracelets

When I was a young girl I enjoyed writing to my pen friend, playing tag and drawing but making friendship bracelets wasn’t one of them. Before the internet if you didn’t know someone who could teach you or find a book to show you how to do it then the process was just a mystery.

Today is also International Women’s Day and in my younger days I think I struggled with being female, finding your voice and identity as a woman is a difficult thing – especially for girls. There are so many messages and social pressures, often these messages masquerade themselves as female empowerment but are really just another form of control.
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