We are a womxn-led organization that is inspiring storytelling, fostering intercultural dialogue, and representing the heights womxn soar. Oftentimes, we tend to judge womxn’s empowerment based on our own cultural, social, and/or geographical biases, and social media has largely contributed to these biases. Global Girlhood believes in the power of stories to learn with and from each other. We use social media to amplify womxn’s stories of empowerment from all over the world to connect womxn like never before. Our community of Journalists gather stories of womxn from their own communities. Connectivity Contributors react to those stories. We are trying to show young girls that there are womxn out there who look like them, have similar backgrounds as them, and are powerful in their own ways.
- OUR MISSION -
Global Girlhood is revolutionizing representation and furthering global community in 3 simple ways:
We ask our Journalists to interview womxn in their own communities to share their perspectives in a medium such as video or writing. We strive to inspire storytelling.
FOSTERING INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE
Connectivity Contributors react to the stories of empowerment to foster intercultural dialogue and build community. These reactions are across communities and challenge culturally, geographically, and/or socially placed barriers.
CONNECTING AND REPRESENTING
We publish the pair of stories (Journalist's interview and Connectivity Contributor's reaction) on our platforms (social media and website) to highlight the vast nature of the empowerment and perspective.
- OUR IMPACT -
33 Journalists from 30 cities
74 CC’s from 65 cities
Stories of womxn ranging 15 years old to 78 years old
+9.3k community members
- OUR VALUES -
We strive to build a community that celebrates all womxn in their raw and powerful forms.
We strive to uplift womxn of all ages and lived experiences.
Intersectionality is a "lens through which you can see where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and intersects. It’s not simply that there’s a race problem here, a gender problem here, and a class or LBGTQ problem there. Many times that framework erases what happens to people who are subject to all of these things" (Kimberlé Crenshaw). We recommend checking out Crenshaw's TedTalk "The urgency of intersectionality". We strive to foster a space that everyone can engage and think critically about the community we build.