This film is a co-production of Women’s Voices Now and GlobalGirl Media: Everywhere We Go is a production of Girls’ Voices Now, a Women’s Voice Now Summer Youth Program focused on empowering the next generation of women and femme-identifying activists, filmmakers, and feminists between the ages of 14-22 year old.

Synopsis

Following teenagers in the POC community who are battling mental illness and how it affects them in their everyday life. This film is one of four short social-impact documentaries co-produced by GlobalGirl Media + Women’s Voices Now, summer 2018.

About the Youth Filmmakers

Arielle Davis is a rising Junior at Notre Dame Academy in Culver City, CA. She has lived in several neighborhoods throughout Southern California which strongly developed her social skills and gave her confidence in working with people and dealing with new or uncomfortable situations. Arielle enjoys writing and has been a member of WriteGirl for three years, a non-profit focused on creative writing and mentorship in Los Angeles. Her poem, Pollera, about her Hispanic background, was published in Sound Generation: The Resonant Voices of Teen Girls. Arielle hopes to become a journalist who reflects on pertinent issues and allows the reader to see the world through her eyes.

Elaina Guerrero is a 17-year-old who lives in San Fernando but spends a majority of her time at her Grandpa’s house in North East Los Angeles. She recently graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School with an Athenian Award, the Gold Presidential award for educational excellence, and an academic cord award. She now studies at UC Berkeley and plans to major in Media Studies with a focus on journalism. She was passionate about writing since high school, and eventually became the editor-in-chief of her school’s newsletter in her senior year.  She also participated in art and photography activities, setting up events such as mini art galleries and exhibits at her school, and also displayed one of her pieces at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park. She plans to continue developing her photography skills and learn digital media. 

Keianna Johnson is a freelance filmmaker and writer from Pomona, CA. She is passionate about the destigmatization of mental health disorders in the POC community as well as prioritizing the voices that tend to be overlooked in society. She currently writes for Rookie Magazine as a diarist. 

Josie Ramirez is a sophomore who attends LIBRA Academy at Marquez High School. She hopes to advocate for everyone all over the world on any and all issues that they are facing, and give back to her community. As well as being a student, she is a varsity cheerleader, President of the Feminist Club and proud member of Girls Learn International and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Josephine has been awarded a scholarship through Girls Learn International to attend the UN’s Commission of the Status of Women in 2019. 

Angie Rodriguez is the first-born of two Mexican immigrants and one of the few girls in her large family. At 22 years old, she will be the first college graduate in her family. Angelica grew up in the streets of South Central Los Angeles which has helped shape her identity today, although she feels her community is considered inferior by outsiders who are unable to see it through her lens. She hopes to give back to the place she calls home. She is passionate about photography, social media, art and the tech world.

More from the Filmmakers

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About the Collaborator

GlobalGirl Media is dedicated to empowering high school age girls from under-served communities around the world through media, leadership and journalistic training to have a voice in the global media universe and their own futures. This organization seeks to empower young women from under-served communities through digital journalism and media training to bring their powerful perspectives to the global media stage.