We’ve all seen the 2004 film starring Lindsay Lohan which depicts everything we imagine American high school to be like, we also probably tried to use the word ‘fetch’ to describe something we deemed cool and we’ve probably all experienced some similar mean girl treatment at some point in our teenage lives. Well that was then, and this is now, and in case you didn’t get the FYI – mean girls are out and cool, creative, girl gang collectives are most definitely in.
The last twelve months have seen an insurgence of collective girl gangs, they inspire you, they help one another, they are strong and fierce and we could not be more thrilled about this. Here are our fave girl gangs and how you can connect with them.
Who: Adwoa Aboah
What: British Model Adwoa using instagram to inspire girls to be more comfortable with themselves and there are also plans in the pipeline for a formal charity attached to the project.
Where: with just under 32,000 instagram followers the project is certainly making waves, you can have a gander here GURLS TALK
Who: Lauren Kimelton and Radi Emmans-Bailyn.
What: An empowering brand uniting women through fashion and community.
Where: check out their website here
Who: Alex Hofman and Stacey O’Gorman.
What: Two girls taking the bakery world by storm, fingers in lots of pies (couldn’t resist) including a worldwide best-selling cookbook and an upcoming collab with british-based Ethical Fashion brand, Age of Reason Studios.
Where: If you want to tickle those taste buds check out their instagram
GRL PWR GANG
Who: A collective of creatives founded by Kirsti Nicole Hadley and Kylie Griffiths.
What: a group of women in the creative industry sharing their work experience and knowledge to support and empower the next generation.
Where: You can join their gang here
Who: Five Australian film and theatre professionals, Krew Boylan, Rose Byrne, Jessica Carrera, Shannon Murphy, Gracie Otto.
What: In a world notoriously dominated by testosterone the estrogen is oozing with the help of these five female filmmakers known as the Dollhouse collective.
Where: Read more about them and check out their upcoming projects here
BORN N BREAD
Who: five female friends hailing from South of the river, that’s South London to non London natives. Adelaide Lawson, Stephanie Sesay, Abigail Jackson, Olivia Jackson, and Chika Wilson.
What: A monthly zine encouraging women to be themselves, each member has a double page in each edition creating a kind of collective diary. The girls also have a radio show on NTS and DJ at various gigs around London.
Where: You can keep up to date with all their latest maneuvers here
Who: Snoochie Shy, Tiger Lily, Lulu trixabelle, Hells Bell and Heidi Petite.
What: a collective of bloggers with a love of colour.
Where: well they are quite literally everywhere, visiting far off lands sourcing rare pieces for their online shops, attending festivals in the mountains and shooting with Zandra Rhodes, we can barely keep up with them. Check out their instagram for an explosion of colour that’s so bright, it would brighten up the dullest of days.
Who: All-female collective and creative agency founded by Claire Burman and Nellie Eden.
What: An online platform for women to shout about their careers, the site profiles each woman that they meet and the only prerequisite is that you must be a working woman.
Where: Check out their site here to see the awesome women they have profiled so far.
Who: Sany, a female graffiti artist from the Czech Republic
What: Sany founded her own graffiti artist crew, Girl Power, and travelled to fifteen different cities over seven years to document the life of female graffiti artists.
Where: The documentary is finished and is premiering at the moment you can check the website to see if there are any screenings near you.