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We love welcoming SA graduates back for a visit. This past week we've had five call in to say hi, ask our advice, join company classes, use studio space and let us know their news. So proud of them all working hard to achieve their dreams and carve a career in this industry. Well done Sophie (signed with her first agency and completed her first contract), Emily (heading off to be a lead vocalist at Blue Dolphin) and Simon (loads of big auditions coming up and a performance at Northern Stage) #proudprincipal #SAgraduates #Sagettes #livingthedream #performingarts #actorslife #musicaltheatre ... See MoreSee Less

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JK Rowling // "Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.⁣

I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…⁣

I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’⁣

‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’⁣

What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!⁣

I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons."⁣

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Congratulations SA full-time student Callum on winning best youth performance for Pugsley in Addams Family at the NODA Regional Performance Awards. #ProudPrincipal #SAgraduate #Sagette #actor #livingthedream #performingarts #musicaltheatre #addamsfamily #noda #award ... See MoreSee Less

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