The Body Projects of American Girls Through Their Diaries

From the first few lines of The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls (1997) by Joan Jacobs Brumberg, I was hooked. I loved the concept of doing research in girls’ diaries from the past in order to gain present understanding of how girlhood and the intimacies of puberty have changed over the years.... Continue Reading →

Girls’ Studies: Mean Girls and Frenemies

This feels like a deeply personal post, and usually when I write something like this, I connect it to a book and I spend a few weeks or more crafting it into an essay with a purpose or a message.  Today, I’m just answering the following questions for my class. What group were you in... Continue Reading →

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