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Essex Girl: a young working-class woman from the Essex area, typically considered as being unintelligent, materialistic, devoid of taste and sexually promiscuous. – Collins English Dictionary

Through the eyes of Kirsty, a 16-year-old girl growing up in 00s Brentwood, Maria Ferguson (Fat Girls Don’t Dance) explores what it really means to be an ‘Essex Girl.’

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