Empowering Girls

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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Feminist media

Teaching Feminist Media: A Perspective

Teaching Feminist Media: A Perspective By Claire Graman, Girls’ Voices Matter instructor Bertie the Brain, Video Games and Ada Lovelace: Teaching Feminist Media I wasn’t sure what to expect when I began teaching a class about feminist media and video games. The gaming industry has been notoriously hostile to women and girls at all levels, …

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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 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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