THE FIRST EVER JUST A GRRL BLOG POST!!!
Oh yes. It’s taken waay too long. But here we are. Happy reading…
If you’re wondering what I’ve been prattling on about for the last few weeks, here’s a cheeky info wrap up of shows 1-4. Hopefully these blogs will be week to week from now on, but here is some sweet content for your eyes, rather than ears.
This week I mentioned the cool Tarja Halonen, the first female Head of State of Finland. She did some super cool things, was a massive champion of LGBT rights and equality and feminism and all the stuff we like here on Just a Grrl. Here is her little spiel from the UN:
And here is proof that Forbes named her as one of their most powerful women:
Worth a read. Great lady.
If you were wondering about the progression of Sugababes, never fear, I’ve got your back! Have a looksee at Wikipedia here:
And to find out what the Originals are up to check this out:
Also if you’re keen to find out some more on Lisa Left Eye, the documentary The Last Days of Left Eye is worth a look.
Show three was all about the Spice Girls, and I spoke a lot about them on the show. For anyone that missed it, Key Spice Facts are as follows:
- 08/07/1996: Wannabe is released. Lovers are instructed to get with friends, in a confusing turn of events for all
- 04/11/1996: debut album Spice is released
- 13/02/1997: Wannabe becomes the first British female debut to go to number one on the Billboard charts
- 24/02/1997: Ginger revealed her Union Jack dress at the BRIT awards, as Wannabe won best single and Say You’ll be there best video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ro0FW9Qt-4
- 05/1997: Spice goes to number one on the Billboard charts, the first British debut to go to number one
- 11/1997: Second album Spiceworld goes to number one on the billboard charts, making the Spice Girls the first British act to have two albums in the chart at the same time.
- 26/12/1997: Spiceworld: The Movie is released and makes 6.8 million pounds in its opening week.
Show two highlighted 1993, 1994, and 1995. In 1993, there were some cool ladies kicking political goals: Kim Campbell was named the first female Prime Minister of Canada, and had this beautiful thing to say: “Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance.” In the United States, Janet Reno was named as the first female Attorney General. More about her here: http://www.biography.com/people/janet-reno-9455589#us-attorney-general
Sailor Moon also came to Australia, which I highly recommend checking out. It still stacks up.
That was a mammoth task, luckily there was no extra info with show 1! It was all about the music (man!). If you’re still here, thank you! Good work, you’ve earnt a cup of tea. I’ll catch you on Wednesday night at 8pm, where we will focus on 2002. 2003 and 2004. Until then…..*waving emoji*