Erica Goss, Director

Erica Goss is the Director of Girls' Voices Matter, an arts education program for teen girls. She is also a poet, writer and instructor. She served as Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, CA, from 2013-2016.

Girls’ Voices Matter Gets Its Own Space

Since moving to Eugene almost four years ago, I’ve looked for a permanent space for Girls’ Voices Matter. I’ve taught classes at various locations, including my house. I had a hard time finding a place that I could afford and had the space for all of my equipment. Enter the Covid-19 pandemic: all teaching shifted …

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The Powerful Women of Hidden Figures

The film Hidden Figures focuses on the little-known story of a team of female African-American mathematicians. These women served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Because of this, teen girls especially can benefit from the portrayal of the powerful women of Hidden Figures. The film is based …

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A Profile of Niki Caro

Whale Rider to Mulan – A Profile of Niki Caro New Zealand-born Niki Caro caught the world’s attention in 2002 with her first major film, Whale Rider. The film tells the story of a Maori girl who defies her grandfather in her quest to become the next leader of her village, a role traditionally reserved …

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Online Courses for Teen Girls Coming Monday 7/20/20!

  At Girls’ Voices Matter, we’re getting ready for Online Courses for Teen Girls! We’re very excited to bring you these four courses. Each one is designed specifically for the needs of teen girls. They focus on self-expression, creativity, awareness and empowerment. Schedule: July 20, 21, 22, 23, & 24: 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 …

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Ten Media-Arts Activities for Teen Girls

Ten Media-Arts Activities for Teen Girls

Ten Media-Arts Activities for Teen Girls 90% of the world’s schools are closed in efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus. Social distancing and isolation are very difficult for teens. As Janine Defao writes in Bay Area Parent, “During adolescence, it’s their developmental job to individuate from us. They’re trying to grow their autonomy and …

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Online courses for teen girls

Online Courses for Teen Girls

Online Courses for Teen Girls We’ve designed our online courses to help teen girls explore their creativity and engage in activities that are fun, challenging, and will teach them lifelong skills. Courses run every day from July 20-24,10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. View the complete schedule here. Suggested Courses Based on Your Daughter’s Interests Is your daughter …

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