“Girlhood”

In Keywords for Children’s Literature, Jacqueline Reid-Welsh’s defines girlhood as “the state of being a girl; the time of life during which one is a girl. Also: girls collectively” (Reid-Welsh 92). Which then specifically can be …

Dolls and Dresses

In Janet Shaw’s stories about Kirsten titled, “Kirsten Learns a Lesson” and “Meet Kirsten”, and in this image by Gwynevere Bonacci, the idea of “girlhood” is shown through material possessions and behavioral expectations in both …

Disney Girlhood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyN2rw2uU58 The fantastic Disney princess cartoons and characters draw dreams for girls to imagine their romantic and magic stories. All the Disney stories have happy endings which make children believe that love is powerful and …