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.

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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woman-made films

Woman-Made Films About Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month To increase awareness of the fact that, according to NAMI, one in five teens experiences some form of mental illness, I’ve put together a list of female-directed, co-directed, written or co-written films that deal with mental illness, whether as the central theme or in relation to the plot. Each …

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women filmmakers of the pacific northwest

Women Filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest

We started planning for Women’s History Month 2020 in September 2019: researching our presentation, “Women Filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest,” grant-writing, marketing, contacting schools, libraries and public places, and rehearsing. By February we had our schedule set up to show WFPNW at nine locations in and around Lane County. We made it to five. In …

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the corona virus outbreak

The Coronavirus Outbreak

During the Coronavirus Outbreak, Girls’ Voices Matter has compiled a list of creative activities designed with teen girls in mind.   We are happy to announce our first online class, Digital Photography 101! This is a FREE beginning-intermediate, 5-lesson video class. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, we’re bringing quality online content to our community. Online …

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Girls Design and Play Their Own Video Games

Girls Design and Play Their Own Video Games

We had fun and learned some of the basics of computer commands during Scratch Programming for Girls on February 20, 2020 at Ophelia’s Place. Students created their own “chase” games using the free program Scratch. Choosing from motion, looks, sound, backdrops and more, students used their imaginations and creativity to animate characters that ranged from …

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