Online courses for teen girls
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Online Courses for Teen Girls

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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 interested in learning more about popular culture’s use of media to promote unrealistic portrayals of women? Feminist Media: Critique and Analysis will help her understand media through a feminist lens. From literature to anime, she will learn to think critically about the media she consumes.

Does she want to create her own short videos? Digital Storytelling: Image and Voice introduces students to the principles of filmmaking. Using images, text and voice, students create their own short, personal videos.

If your daughter enjoys writing about her life, sign up for Flash Memoir: Writing From the Heart. She’ll  refine that writing into short, intense personal stories.

Gaming For Girls: Creativity and Critique is perfect for the girl who wants to know more about rich history of women in video game history. She’ll also learn how to program her own game using Scratch. 

If your daughter wants to take all four courses, we offer a 15% discount.

Course Details and Security

All four courses run five days, one hour per day. View the complete schedule here. We will use Zoom as our platform, with passwords and a waiting room for security. Only registered students will be allowed into the waiting room.

Other Resources

Girls’ Voices Matter is pleased to offer two free programs!

Contact us!

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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 mid-March, the coronavirus triggered a statewide shutdown. For the sake of public safety, we cancelled our remaining dates.

Since then, we’ve been working on an online version, and I’m happy to announce that “Women Filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest” is now available for viewing. Big thanks go to Claire Graman, who researched, created and narrated the presentation.

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Blog Feature at Miss Independent!


It’s an honor to be the blog feature at  Miss Independent! Read about the origins of Girls’ Voices Matter, why the program is just for girls, and how we can address the lack of women all aspects of film, from directing to acting to cinematography.

Much more at Miss Independent

While you’re there, read about the many inspirational women profiled at the site. I especially enjoyed this poignant account of the author’s visit to The House of Anne Frank in Amsterdam. 

Thank you to Bridget Gorham, aka Miss Independent, for featuring Girls’ Voices Matter.

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The Corona Virus Outbreak: Here’s What We’re Doing

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 corona virus outbreak, we’re bringing quality online content to our community.

Keeping safe

UPDATE: Our online courses are now available! You can view them and sign up here.

Keeping busy

We’ve compiled a list of online photography and video resources for students and parents (see below).

At our Instagram page, we’re sharing a creative idea for video and photography every Wednesday, and on Fridays, we’ve started “Did You Know,” a series of interesting and little-known facts about women in film.

At Facebook, we share inspiring stories about the accomplishments of women and girls.

The online version of our presentation, “Women Filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest,” is available for viewing.

We hope to have a YouTube channel up soon with video instruction.

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Girls’ Voices Matter receives Oregon Cultural Trust Grant

I’m very happy to report that Girls’ Voices Matter has received a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust! The grant will help us bring our program, “Women Filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest,” to libraries and other public spaces around Lane County.

Here’s our schedule so far:

Monday, March 2, 4:30-5:00 – Ophelia’s Place, Eugene

Tuesday, March 3, 4:30-5:30 – Creswell Library, Creswell

Wednesday, March 4, 4:30-5:30 – Cottage Grove Library, Cottage Grove

Saturday, March 7, 2:00-4:30 – Springfield Library, Springfield. Come a join us for a fun afternoon with popcorn and pizza as we watch American Teen, directed by Nanette Burstein, followed by our presentation!

Tuesday, March 10, 6:00-7:00 pm – Eugene Library, Singer Room (second floor), Downtown Branch

Thursday, March 12, 7:00-8:00 pm – South Eugene High School

Thursday, March 19, 9:00-10:00 am – Sweet Home High School, Sweet Home

Tuesday, March 24, 6:30-7:30 pm – Fern Ridge Library, Veneta

Tuesday, March 31, 7:00-8:00 pm – Cascade Manor, Eugene

We’ll be adding more venues, so check back or subscribe to the blog.


If you would like to have Girls’ Voices Matter bring our program to your school, library or community center, please contact Erica Goss, Director

The program is free and open to adults and teens.

Hope to see you there!

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We wish to thank the Oregon Cultural Trust for their support of “Women Filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest.”

We believe in girls.

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Visionaries: Female Filmmakers 1910-Today

Screen Shot 2019-01-28 at 2.50.36 PMI’m happy to share Visionaries: Female Filmmakers 1910-Today. Girls’ Voices Matter staff member Kacie Clark researched and wrote this compelling and interesting account of eight important women in film. From Alice Guy Blache, born in 1873, who started her own film company in 1910, to Best Picture winner, director Katherine Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) these women have broken barriers and created some of the most memorable work in film today. We hope this document will inspire you!

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