what is thisgirlisonfire.co.uk? 

This Girl Is On Fire is a place for women to talk, listen, inspire and share. There is something here for everyone; articles to make you feel good, conversations to reassure you that you’re normal and interviews with people you’ll like. You can get involved too, send us your blogs and join in! Oh, and you can also buy cool stuff, either for yourself, or for friends, or both… 

 

So, how did it come about?

TGIOF was created by me, journalist and TV presenter Andrea McLean, originally as a place for women going through the menopause to share stories and advice – hence the name. The idea for the site came about after writing my book 'Confessions of a Menopausal Woman', when thousands of women contacted me, wanting to share their stories. I wanted to keep that conversation going after the book was published, and a website seemed the most natural way to do that. It quickly became clear however, that it wasn’t just women experiencing the menopause who wanted to get involved, it was all women, who needed somewhere to talk about their experiences, and learn about others, in a place where all kinds of women could share their knowledge. Think of it as a kitchen table where no subject is off limits, where stories and information is passed around, and you can have a roaring laugh and a good old cry with your closest mates. This Girl Is On Fire is real, irreverent, down-to-earth, funny and informative. What it’s NOT, is unattainable, unrealistic or patronising – if life is all about the journey, then we talk about the potholes as well as smooth open road. And talking of kitchen tables; that’s exactly where this site is made; at home, alongside my husband Nick, who has become chief web designer, copy editor and unintentional expert on all things womanly. It is made, with huge love and thanks, with the help of friends who have joined in and offered their expertise – whether it be in fashion, style and beauty, or just sharing their incredible stories of life, love and everything.

 

We hope that every time you visit this site, you leave with a smile on your face, on fire and ready to go!

 

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