Bruna, the mum of an avid reader of the magazine

'She looks out for each issue of the Amelia Magazine. She has been looking forward to reading it for the past few years. The joy and excitement have not subsided. 

I am talking about my daughter who is now 12 years old, and continues to be an avid reader of this treasure-filled but little-known magazine. 

I think being a girl today has the same wonder and beauty it has always had; the craft, the cooking, the girly giggles, the worry about kindness and prettiness, the importance of friendship, the dresses, the hair, the music. 

But being a girl today comes with a heightened sense of pressure and responsibility; the digital world, the boys, the body image, the subtle bullying, the lack of resilience, the sense of entitlement. 

To find a magazine that celebrates the best a girl can be during a stage in her life when she is searching for her own identity is indeed a treat. The articles challenge the norm and help her consider her identity as a daughter of God. The craft ideas give her something to do when she is on her own, or when her girlfriends come over for a play. The cooking recipes provide her the best ‘excuse' to make some yummy things. And the Inspirational section introduces her to women whose life stories are a testament that self worth is more about kindness, compassion and resilience than about body image or prettiness.  

Amelia is the kind of magazine you can let your daughter explore without needing to ‘check on it’. It’s good, wholesome, well written and beautifully designed. 

It should be on the shelves of news agencies and bookstores so that more girls can find it, and more parents can offer to their daughters an alternative to the traditional girl magazine culture. 

In the meantime though, you may wish to buy a subscription for the special girl in your life. Trust me; you won’t regret it.'

Bruna Tawake - Mother and Director of Supporter Services, Asian Aid

'People often lament that kids grow up too quickly. This can be for a variety of reasons, but often it means that a lot of the simple, innocent childhood pleasures are lost a lot faster than they should be.

Amelia Magazine is a great way of retaining those simple childhood joys. It's aimed specifically at girls aged between six and 12, and focuses on positive messages for them. It's particularly important that girls know their worth, not just in the eyes of their family and friends, but also God. Amelia is filled with great examples of this and it's really lovely to see a strong emphasis on growing Godly girls.

Practical craft ideas, recipes and handy life tips are also a feature (say, for example, you're looking for ways to deal with having brothers or want to work out ways to include new people to your school in your group). The talking points that girls and their mums can use are also fantastic.

Amelia is also beautifully designed. Each page is unique, and the illustrations, photos and graphics perfectly match the content. The Amelia team obviously put a significant amount of thought and effort into every issue, which I'm sure will be treasured by anyone — of any age — who subscribes.'

Adele Nash - Communications Coordinator, NNSW SDA Conference