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Black Sheep by MisSa Blue
Nobody Understands Me! by Frisky Arts
Welcome to Puberty: a hilarious and explosive land of excruciating self-development.
Olive, Jamie and Nora have never met before and arrive hopeful for the next chapter, but quickly find themselves pitted against one another in fierce competition.
What’s the prize? It doesn’t matter. When does it end? To be confirmed. Who decides? You’ll find out.
They discover Puberty is in fact a brutal training camp, commanded by a cruel and mischievous, all-seeing entity who carries out Puberty’s will, setting the girls on the trials and tribulations of teendom. What begins as innocent discovery descends into a world of spin-the-bottle madness, ritualistic truth or dare, barrages of judgement and emotions so extreme that they feel possessed. Their once-friendship morphs into an animalistic power struggle where the pressures of puberty are so great, they hardly recognise their former selves.
Beneath all their ‘grown up’ posturing, however, are three insecure young girls, who ultimately discover strength and friendship on the way. Facing their fears and joining forces, they decide to wield their greasy hair to fry their enemies, becoming warriors to battle through the vast wasteland of Puberty together.
BEDHEAD by Heather Dutton
BEDHEAD is a candid exploration into life experiences through the female gaze.
My bed is the centre of my universe. Isn’t it yours? Navigating life in 2020 is bloody confusing and hard. Sometimes you wanna dive under your duvet and never come out. (‘cept to rinse a series or twelve on Netflix and eat that last litre of ice-cream in the freezer…) This is a ‘wham-bam thank-yee mam’ look at life.