She’s That girl….Celebrating International Day of the Girl

She’s That girl….Celebrating International Day of the Girl

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Hi, my name’s, Naimah. Day of the Girl is great, an opportunity for us to raise awareness of the challenges girls face in day to day life such as accessing their rights and gender inequality, but most importantly it is a day to celebrate the empowerment of young girls worldwide.  I was a part of the Global Girls project at Getaway girls, as a 13-year-old when I first started I enjoyed my time here, it was an escape route from school once a week, meeting and talking to girls in my peer group sharing the same passion to discuss the…
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She’s That Girl….Who Had a Dream

She’s That Girl….Who Had a Dream

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Well we have come to the end of our ‘100 dreams, 100 days’ project which involved talking to 100 young women from across Leeds about sharing their dreams for the future.  We posted each one on Twitter, using the hashtag #100dreams100days. The 100 day-long campaign was inspired by a quote endorsed by women’s rights advocate and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, who said “girls with dreams become women with vision” at the UN Women’s Conference on International Women’s Day in 2015. Flavia Docherty, director at Getaway Girls said: We wanted to commemorate 100 years of women winning the right to…
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She’s that Girl who … talks about Women Making Change on ITV Calendar News

She’s that Girl who … talks about Women Making Change on ITV Calendar News

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My name is Sharandeep Flora and I am 18 years old. I have been coming to Getaway Girls for 4 years and now I am a peer-educator here. I'm also a DJ and have been doing this since being involved with Sister Sound Salon, a multi-media group at Getaway Girls. As a peer-educator at Getaway Girls, I believe that our ideas for the “Women making a change” project are important because young women can feel inspired. Learning about the suffragettes will make young women want to continue to campaign for equality. I am also a part of the Girls Forum, a safe place for girls…
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She’s that girl who………..loves a makeover!

She’s that girl who………..loves a makeover!

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A big THANK YOU to the wonderful people at Boots for inviting us to have our very own pamper session as part of their in store Children In Need event, we had such a FANTASTIC time. It was fab to have our makeup done by the professionals, they taught us new techniques and went through different products that best suited our skin types. We even got a free goodie bag with all of the make-up that they had used, we can’t wait to try everything that we’ve learnt when we get home. May be we should change our name to…
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She’s that girl……who builds rafts!

She’s that girl……who builds rafts!

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Today we went raft building at Yeadon Tarn.  When we arrived our mentor showed us our equipment for the rafts, being only 4 barrels, 2 pieces of wood and rope.  He showed us how to do a figure of eight rope and guided us though building process.  We eventually got our life jackets on and the next step was to get in the water! Everyone was nervous as the weather was sunny but still cold.  It was described as "fun and the day filled with screams and laughter" which helped team building skills. Majority of us fell in the water…
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She’s that girl….who’s celebrating World Mental Health Day 2017

She’s that girl….who’s celebrating World Mental Health Day 2017

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Today the Side-By-Side groups here at Getaway Girls are celebrating World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness of mental health and to challenge the stigma and discrimination that people who struggle with their emotional wellbeing experience in their lives. Everyone who comes to the group has experienced what it is like to be judged, laughed at, or avoided and ignored because of their mental health, and it is reactions like these that we want to challenge. 1 in 4 people will struggle with their mental health at some point in their lives, that’s around 16 million people just…
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She’s that girl…..who’s a peer educator

She’s that girl…..who’s a peer educator

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Hi I’m Rhianna and I’m a peer educator at Getaway Girls. In July we had the First Women’s Lives Leeds Girls and Young women’s forum. 22 girls came from all different background. The session was facilitated by Ripa, Sharandeep and me. We are all part of Global Girls campaigning group at Getaway Girls. There was interpreting for young women who spoke Arabic. It was a chance for girls to meet together to discuss issues that matter to us. We started off with some fun, DJing , listening to music, chatting and having snacks. We played some icebreaker games that helped…
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She’s that girl….who makes short films!

She’s that girl….who makes short films!

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So we went to London to visit those wonderful people at Comic Relief to gain some new skills. It’s really apt that we were right next door to the MI5 building as the reason we went is all really hush hush at the moment! (We have a fab new project COMING VERY SOON that we’ll be telling you all about….so watch this space over the next few weeks!) Anyway, we had a totally fab day learning loads of new stuff, including how to make short films (so expect us to be really whizzy at it in future ha ha!). As…
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She’s that Girl…..who’s pampering everyone!

She’s that Girl…..who’s pampering everyone!

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As part of my placement, during the summer holidays, I helped with the Getaway girls pamper session. In this session there were many different activities taking place for all of the girls to get involved in. These activities included henna, hair braiding, massages, glitter tattoos, nail painting, stress ball making, face painting, fruit kebabs, making smoothies and flip flop designing.  The activities that I helped with were fruit kebab making and stress ball making. To make the stress balls the girls filled a balloon with rice and covered it with another balloon. Some girls chose to make really big ones…
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She’s that Girl….who wants to make a change!

She’s that Girl….who wants to make a change!

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I’m Katie, a student from Leeds City College. I am currently under taking a three week work placement with Getaway Girls. The reason I have chosen Getaway Girls is my goal for the future is to be a social worker. I feel like Getaway Girls would give me a good experience for the future. In the future I am wanting to become a social worker and the area I want to work with is helping families where drugs are involved. This is because drugs within the family can have negative effects on the children and I believe that all children…
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