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’’ The joy of a girl crush”

It’s all very well putting your heroine on a pedestal, but sometimes their humanity makes them even more lovable, writes an infatuated Harriet Minter

LESSONS IN ADULTHOOD

T he first girl crush I had was when I was seven and had just changed schools. She was 11, the captain of the netball team (oh, the cliché!) and blessed with messy blonde curls. I remember looking at her with wide-eyed devotion, wondering if I’d ever be as tall as her. Being older and significantly cooler than me, we didn’t have much to do with each other, but I would feel my heart give a little skip when I saw her at break or when, as a prefect, she ushered us into morning assembly.

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