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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Can Fear of Failing Lead to a Failure to Succeed?
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'There are an infinite number of ways in which we can fail, but very few places where we are encouraged to share, even celebrate, failure as a necessary part of working out what success looks like and how to get there. Teens, and young women in particular, are faced with incredible pressure to aim (and achieve) high levels of success. There is very little room for failure and, in a society that already devalues women’s stories and experiences, this pressure can escalate the fear of failure to a point where young people, especially marginalised young people, become afraid to try, fearful that their efforts have failed even before they’ve begun.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Westerly Flux; Online Special Issue no. 4 Katie McAllister (editor), 2017 12578522 2017 periodical issue

    'It’s easy to label people or things to move a conversation along. Appropriate adjectives to truly capture the essence of someone are hard to come by. Agreeing on what these adjectives mean can be even trickier.' (Editorial introduction)

    pg. 40-44
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