Girls’ Worlds Shrink

Date tbc

Workshop 2: ‘Girls’ Worlds Shrink, While Boys’ Expand’: How Girls’ Engagements with the Outdoors Change During Adolescence 

Where: Online

When: tbc

Booking details: coming soon

Brief description: 

In 2015, health policy researcher Kelly Hallman noted that ‘with puberty, girls’ worlds shrink, while boys’ expand.’ This workshop will explore the nature of that shrinkage: how the outdoor territory in which girls feel comfortable contracts during adolescence; how this affects girls’ engagements with sport and leisure; and how it affects women’s subsequent experiences of outdoor leisure. Among other speakers, the workshop will include WITH’s principal investigator Rachel Hewitt, and the campaign group Make Space for Girls.