Sadly readers, we have reached the end of our summer internship with Femorabilia! But before we leave we have recorded one more extra special edition of #FiveMinFem If you have been listening regularly you might have noticed that the episodes have not been five minutes long; we had the vision and we tried our best … More Podcast Episode 5: Bye For Now Femorabiliacs!
This week we were celebrating the international day of friendship by thinking about how Jackie magazine was a friend to girls in the 1970s. From Cathy and Claire’s advice, to stories about friendships turned sour, Jackie was both a friend, and providing models of friendship to its readers. Listen to us talking about magazines, friendship … More Podcast Episode 4: Jackie, A Girl’s Best Friend
This week Katie will turn 30 so to celebrate we turned to Jackie magazine to help us plan a party! We looked at how the magazine discussed planning, hosting and catering for parties and shared the best tips we found. The Jackie features we discuss in this episode are posted below, as well as a … More Podcast Episode 3: We’re Having a Party!
The school year is almost over and school leavers all over the country will be gearing up for their first summer out in the big bad world. We’ve been thinking about leaving education this week as Rosie graduated with a degree in Media, Culture, Communication (woohoo!) and Katie is on the last leg of her MRes in English (must…keep…writing…). Here … More Podcast Episode 2: School’s Out!
If you’ve been checking our Twitter you’ll have spotted our hints last week about a Jackie inspired craft project. We posted the Make Your Mark feature from the May the 8th 1976 issue as well as a sneak preview of us in our jazzy new cardigans… Now we can reveal that we have begun a … More Our First Podcast Ep 1: Make Your Mark
What defines girlhood? Well, that may be a difficult question to answer. For the term ‘girlhood’ to exist, adventures, memories, scraped knees, heartbreak and tears are but a few things a girl must experience in her childhood. Whilst the Oxford English Dictionary definition is pretty vague (and boring), I felt like it was necessary as … More Girlhood: The Forgotten History
Hello! Today’s post (our very first!) is going to discuss the topic this blog focuses on: Femorabilia. What exactly is it? Where did it come from? Why is it important? Femorabilia is a term coined from ‘feminine’ and ‘memorabilia.’ It was put together to name the widely popular, yet disappearing culture of 20th century girl’s … More What is Femorabilia?