I was recently contacted by the UK Charity Girls Friendly Society to see if I could help with a photoshoot for one of their campaigns.
Having come across the charity in the past, and also having a daughter myself, I was happy to help.
Ziyal is an amazing girl, and it was such a privilege to have her, her mum and Ellie from GFS in the studio. I’m in awe of girls like Ziyal – confident, funny and a Astronomy nerd like myself!
I’m also in awe of charities like GFS – the work they do is so important. In their own words :
“Our vision is of a world where girls and young women are free to be themselves and feel proud of who they are.”
A vision we should all share.
Here are a small handful of images from Ziyal’s shoot, which are being used in the latest campaign.
I encourage you to check out the amazing work that GFS do, and support their campaigns at https://girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk/ You can also find them on all social media.
A little about GFS from their website…
For almost 150 years, GFS has been working to create a world where all girls and young women can thrive, are free to be themselves and are proud of who they are.
Unlike many organisations, we aim to achieve this through early intervention, working with girls to prevent the degradation in confidence and self-esteem that comes with around age 11, rather than reversing it during the teenage years.
We primarily work with girls in the most deprived areas of England and Wales, where we know girls’ futures are disproportionately disadvantaged.
We support them through services that provide a non-competitive environment that values every girl individually, and allows them to build and consolidate the foundations that will prepare them for life’s challenges.