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Girls Speak

A place for your words, your art, your actions, your goals and your dreams

In Plain Sight: Girls of Color Tell Their Stories With The Guidance of Artists Hamilton Glass and Austin Miles

By gfac_admin | Aug 21, 2019

Our Girl Action Team program is at it again! For the first time this year, local artists Hamilton Glass and Austin Miles came together to coach a Girl Action Team that explored the art of storytelling through pattern making. Girl Action Teams are one of the core offerings of local nonprofit Girls For A Change.…

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Open Positions at Girls For A Change in Partnership With Americorps

By gfac_admin | Aug 5, 2019

AmeriCorps is an organization that partners the various skills of American citizens with different non-profit or agencies, and we’ve partnered with them to offer several job opportunities. We’re looking for skilled individuals in Richmond to help us out with various tasks such as research, communication, and development.  The Americorp Process:  To apply for these positions,…

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How I Become An Artist In A Week

By gfac_admin | Aug 5, 2019

“I became an artist in a week!” This may sound like an exaggeration, but it’s my reality. I gained this skill through the Creative Industry Camp, a camp dedicated to young, talented, teenage girls of color who are aspiring fashionistas.  Before I was a participant of the camp, I didn’t know how to draw and…

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Fathers and daughters date behind bars for the first time in the nation’s capital.

By gfac_admin | Jun 18, 2019

Dressed to the nines, girls and their father’s enjoyed a meal, live comedy, dance, games, and other heart-warming activities all under the roof of DC’s Department of Corrections. The DC Corrections gym was decked out in lights, a red carpet, flowers, and tables. Each girl got to walk the red carpet with their Dads, had…

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Opportunity Happens When You Breakdown Barriers

By gfac_admin | Apr 5, 2019

Did you know that across all fields in the Design/Fashion industry, just 3% of practitioners in are black while 73% are white? Among the many limitations to design careers that girls of color face, lack of funding for design + arts education in public school systems is first in line. Exposure to design is critical…

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