Students discuss feminism at Elle

Last Friday, we went to the Hearst Magazines office in London to visit Elle‘s headquarters. It was a very exciting visit as we had the chance to talk to the editors of Elle about the launch of their recent feminism campaign. We worked together with some very friendly girls from Mulberry School (an innovative school in east London) to think about how to bring conversations about feminism into schools all over the UK. We had a very productive day, discussing lots of feminist topics that we thought were important for students at school, including the normalisation of sexism, low self-esteem, why girls don’t want to identify as feminists and what would encourage people to think about feminism. Overall it was a really amazing experience, the offices were very cool and everyone at Elle was very friendly (we even had a quick look in their extraordinary fashion cupboard!). The conversation was exciting and engaging and we feel our suggestions will really been taken in to account. Thank you so much to Annabel for organising such an incredible visit! Read more.

By Godelieve de Bree (Block 4) and Juliette Perry (6.1)

Students discuss feminism at Elle


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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