Global Girl Media
Global Girl Media trains young BIPOC women to stand behind the camera and at the center of the story.
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You can’t be what you can’t see. Our media tells us a lot about who we are and the stories we believe about ourselves. Yet, a female POV is under-published, under-broadcast and under-streamed compared to a male POV. Now more than ever, women and girls of color need a place at the table to change the narrative.
We change the storytellers so they can change the world.
Global Girl Media empowers young women to bring their often-overlooked perspectives onto the global media stage. By turning up the volume of girls’ voices globally, GGM promotes freedom of expression and strengthens substantive journalism that addresses historically marginalized voices. We do this while also building self-esteem, leadership capacity, and 21st century skills. Founded in 2010, we are currently active in South Africa, Kosovo, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greece, London and the Bay Area.
GGM believes training young women of color in digital media journalism is important to developing strong, healthy communities. For youth, particularly young women, education and self expression are key to changing the entrenched stereotypes and values that hold them back and keep them from succeeding in the fields of media and technology. GGM intentionally works exclusively with girls to provide a safe, nurturing environment where they can lead, speak their minds, and learn how to close the gender/technology divide.
GGM partners with schools, after-school programs, other NGO’s, and community centers to select girls for our programs and help sustain their work. In addition to four-week summer trainings, Global Girls participate in year-long mentorships with leading journalists, filmmakers, and new media mavericks. In this way, we provide both short-term and long-term support to low-income, marginalized girls around the world.
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