SIM Ep 545 Chops 223: Making space for girls

Susannah Walker and Imogen Clarke are the two (excellent) women behind Make Space For Girls, a new charity with Ronseal aims when it comes to parks and other public places.

Because – get ready to feign surprise – girls are not taking up the same amount of space in our parks and public places as boys, particularly once they hit their teens. In fact, after the age of just eight years old, girls use parks less than boys. And that needs to change. 

Cue Make Space For Girls. Susannah and Imogen chat to our Mick about park architecture (parkitecture?), the problem with MUGAs, when it’s not helpful to chicane and the incredible progress they’ve made in changing hearts, minds and planning in the short nine months since they set up Make Space For Girls. 

If you Twitter, give them a follow on @MakeSpaceForGi1 or if you’re more the ‘Gram type, you’ll find them at make_space_for_girls. 

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