Henrietta McKervey, Writer

has worked as a copywriter, freelance journalist and is an award-winning short story writer.

Henrietta McKervey, Award-winning Writer

Henrietta McKervey

Her design for living is pretty much summed up by the Morecambe & Wise song ‘Bring Me Sunshine’.

Because I am a Girl I ask… that no woman ever waste her vote. It was hard-enough won.

Because I am a Girl I believe… that ‘having it all’ is a lie. ‘It’ is subjective; only you can decide what ‘it’ means.

Because I am a Girl I hope… I would have been brave enough to be a Suffragette.

Because I am a Girl I wonder… if future generations will look back bemused at our archaic, unequal world.

Because I am a Girl I dream… all the time.

Because I am a Girl I remember… life before skinny jeans.

Because I am a Girl I like… the restorative power of make-up, but I know it’s only skin deep.

Because I am a Girl I dislike… the destructive influence of WAG culture.

Because I am a Girl I feel… lucky that I was born in a country that has clean drinking water.

Because I am a Girl I… don’t want my children’s generation to rule a world where babies are still dying from preventable diseases.

– Henrietta McKervey

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One Response to Henrietta McKervey, Writer

  1. Lloydie T says:

    Great words from my old friend. I will make sure my daughter has a read, as it is more relevant when it is someone you know.

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