Poster Girl #15 – Matilda Wormwood
“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. . .”
In honour of Roald Dahl Day (13 Sept) our Poster Girl this month is a fictional female but nonetheless as equally as feisty and fabulous as our previous winners.
Reader, I give you the brilliant and bad ass bookworm – Matilda; the ultimate thinking girls ‘girl’ who pits her courage and intellect against the unjust and spiteful adults in her life, and ultimately comes out on top.
It feels like never has there been such a fitting role model for today’s real life brave and brilliant girls such as Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai.
Nor a more cautionary tale for ignorant and silly ‘grown ups’ who foolishly under-estimate the power of angry little girls . . .
To Matilda – and all the other girls who refuse to be seen and not heard – we salute you!