Throwback Thursday-1980’s Girl Power-The Facts of Life

Let’s face it, being a teenage girl is not easy. But sometimes it’s a little bit easier if we can see ourselves reflected on screen.

In 1979, a new television show premiered centered on the lives of young women living in a boarding school in upstate New York. The Facts Of Life introduced television audiences to four new female characters. Natalie (Mindy Cohn), Blair (Lisa Whelchel), Tootie (Kim Fields) and Jo (Nancy McKeon) are led by housemother Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae).

This show is 36 years old and it still holds up, despite the sometimes what were they thinking 1980’s fashion. There is something timeless about being a teenage girl and going through the changes that we all go through during that stage of life.

I recommend it.


Author: Writergurlny

I am Brooklyn, NY born and raised writer who needs writing to find sanity in an insane world. To quote Charlotte Bronte: “I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.”

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