Who is Girl With a Satchel?

Girl With a Satchel is the creation of freelance journalist Erica Bartle, who left her glossy magazine career behind after finding God and a husband, but not before establishing this here blog – her collection of musings on media and matters of the feminine kind.

Since 2007, Girl With a Satchel has covered the magazine industry, body image and matters of women's interest, more recently delving into essays revolving around theological, economic and culture matters. We are determined to build bridges, not tear them down.

Girl With a Satchel practises a brand of feminism, dubbed 'Satchelism', that embraces the teachings of Christ and the right to equality for all human beings. We are passionate about seeing women and girls break free from oppressive forces in the world so they are able to live their lives with an eternal purpose.

To this end, Girl With a Satchel aims to sort through the ephemeral clutter of "pop culture, magazines and pretty things" that define the Zeitgeist to give readers a point of view shaped more by Christian values than the persuasions of celebrity, gossip, consumerism and glossy perfectionism.

Insightful but not exclusionary, Girl With a Satchel is the girl who never quite fit into any school group and continues to defy expectation as she navigates her way through this thing they call life grounded in the knowledge that all she really needs in her satchel is a Bible.

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The work on GWAS is copyright. Apart from use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process, nor may any other exclusive right be exercised without the permission of Erica Bartle (nee Holburn), 2007.

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"Have nothing to do with the worthless things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out into the light... And when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed." Ephesians 5:11-13

"Fill your minds with those things that are good and deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely and honourable." Philippians 4:8