Empowering Girls

Ten Coming-of-Age Games Starring Strong Girls and Women

Coming-of-Age Video Games Starring Strong Girls and Women

By Claire Graman In these coming-of-age video games starring strong girls and women, players are active heroines, shaping their destinies on epic adventures. Coming-of-age stories capture what is perhaps the most difficult part of life, the hard transition from childhood to adulthood. In this genre, hero(ine)s discover their identity, test relationships, and navigate an often …

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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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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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values

VALUES

At Girls’ Voices Matter, our core values reflect our beliefs in the potential of every girl. We celebrate and respect teen girls. We understand their need for acceptance and their growing independence. Every teen girl needs encouragement to take on new challenges, handle stress, set goals, and develop a healthy sense of self. CORE VALUES: Teamwork. …

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