Damsel was born in a time when I was feeling particularly frustrated by the  woes that girlhood involves, and needed an outlet where people could record their various experiences of being young and female. So, I asked my friends to write me essays on topics that frustrated, inspired, or empowered them; to tell me the problems they had faced, the triumphs, the heartbreaks, the opinions they had that are sometimes only listened to if they’re put down in writing; and it came together in this amazing collection. This is just the beginning of Damsel; let’s claim back a space for girls to rant, laugh, criticise, analyse, recount, and share. Go to ‘contact’ for more details on how to submit to Damsel, and happy browsing and writing!