GIRLS’ VOICES NOW

Our Girls’ Voices Now program empowers girls and femme-identifying youth from low-income and underrepresented communities of the greater Los Angeles area to find, develop, and use their voice for positive social change through filmmaking.

Over the course of a few weeks, students learn how to create their own short documentary and how to use the medium of film to affect positive social-change in their communities.

 

 

Our youth program, Girls’ Voices Now:

    • Empowers the next generation of women and femme-identifying filmmakers and changemakers through personal and professional development.
    • Builds pathways for crucial, underrepresented voices to access the film and entertainment industries.
    • Produces relevant, powerful short films with strong educational value for all ages.


COVID – 19 UPDATE

In light of the current health crisis surrounding COVID-19, and to prioritize the health and safety of our participants, staff, and community, Women’s Voices Now has decided to offer our Girls’ Voices Now Summer Youth Program Online.

The application deadline for this program has passed. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at wvnyouthprograms@womensvoicesnow.org.

 

SUPPORT GIRLS’ VOICES NOW

To support Girls’ Voices Now, please make a tax-deductible donation here. Interested in sponsorship opportunities? E-mail ariane@womensvoicesnow.org.

 

VIEW OUR 2020 FILMS

Society’s unrealistic beauty standards and the journey toward self-love.

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Exploring the fear and hidden struggles that come with being a woman today.

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The obstacles women face in the STEM field, and the importance for diversity and equality in STEM.

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Four girls navigating the teenage experience of hypersexualization, in the media, at school, and at home.

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Four young women of color, their struggles with beauty standards, and their journey towards self-love and collective empowerment.

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VIEW OUR 2019 FILMS

Exploring inequity between female and male athletes, specifically, the lack of funding provided to young female athletes in high school.

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The media often portrays unrealistic standards that damage self esteem and confidence of those who do not meet “ideal” beauty standards.

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Media representations of immigrants dehumanize the people they portray.

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VIEW OUR 2018 FILMS

Made in Collaboration with GlobalGirl Media

Mehrin, like any other teenage girl tries to navigate her way through high school. Once the scarf is on, she’s deemed a stereotype.

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A look at colorism and the stigmas faced by the underground drag performance community of Los Angeles, California.

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Following teenagers in the POC community who are battling mental illness and how it affects them in their everyday life.

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Entering womanhood isn’t always easy. When encountering periods, women and young girls often have to “go with the flow”.

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 GIRLS’ VOICES NOW SPONSORS AND PARTNERS!