Creating safe spaces for eldest daughters
Home Girls Unite (HGU) is a Community Interest Company that works to provides a safe space for eldest daughters and daughter from immigrant homes, both online offline. Home Girls is founded by eldest daughters out of frustration for the lack of support for the unique challenges we face. As eldest daughters ourselves, we understand how this position infiltrates every aspect of our lives and so we are in the best position to understand the support our users need. This is a key strength of our organisation and one we are reminded of when we receive feedback such as ‘I wish I came across HGU sooner’. Such feedback reinforces that we are improving the lives of eldest daughters and making the right impact.
The eldest daughter refers to the first-born daughter within the household. However, there are some instances where other birth orders within the family inherit the role. For example, the role may get passed to the middle or youngest daughter due to the following, this definition has been gathered from my experience in the organisation, and through conversations with other daughters who may not fit in the conventional definition of what the eldest daughter should be.
Being the eldest daughter comes with many feelings that we may not necessarily know how to unpack. Sometimes we just need someone to talk to, express ourselves and be heard.
These ranting sessions are a space to speak one-to-one with fellow eldest daughter, free of judgement, express your feelings, get general advice or just a space to talk.
Rant sessions are available on zoom or a phone call. If you are outside the UK, please make sure we can contact us on WhatsApp or Facetime Audio.