Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Giving it all up for God? Girl power in the 21st Century

A recent BBC article describes that, despite the continued growth in materialism within UK culture, there is a growing backlash, particularly amongst women, who want something more in life:

'Each year in Britain a small but growing number of young women are giving up careers, boyfriends and everything they own to devote themselves entirely to God.

Catherine describes herself as "a girly girl" who loves to be pampered. She has also wanted to be a nun since she was four years old.

Like many of her contemporaries, the 25-year-old has spent the last few years travelling, partying and studying for a degree in languages at King's College in London.

She also worked as a model, but for her it was an unfulfilling experience and left her thinking again about devoting her life to God.