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Girls’ Voices Matter featured at Miss Independent!


It’s an honor to be featured at the blog of 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. 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.

Announcements, FAQs

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


Keeping safe

During the corona virus epidemic, Girls’ Voices Matter has cancelled all of its remaining March events. We may also need to cancel or postpone our class, Digital Photography, scheduled for Ophelia’s Place in May 2020.

UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are cancelling our summer workshops.

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 day.

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

We’re working on an online version of our presentation, “Women Filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest.” It will be available at our website as soon as it’s complete.

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


Frequently Asked Questions

Almah_Shoot 2Parents deciding on a summer enrichment activity for their teen girls naturally have many questions. Below, I have listed answers to the most common questions I’ve received about Girls’ Voices Matter.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What will my daughter learn?

A: She will engage in creative writing, storyboarding, video production, setting up scenes, set design, directing, filming, videography, editing, special effects, and animation.

Q: What is the student-teacher ratio?

A: We accept a maximum of 16 students, or 8 students per teacher.

Q: Your camp seems expensive. Why is it priced at $250?

A: Our camp consists of four, six-hour days. That’s twenty-four hours of high-quality instruction in a supportive, small-class setting at less than eleven dollars per hour. Considering what our students learn, it’s a bargain!

Q: Is this a new camp? Have you run this camp in the past?

A: Girl’s Voices Matter started in 2018. I co-ran two similar camps in the California Bay Area, in 2015 and 2016. For more information on those camps, please visit Media Poetry Studio’s website.

Q: During the summer, I’d like my daughter to spend some time outdoors. Your camp seems mostly indoors.

A: We will spend approximately ¼ of our time outdoors. The instructor’s home has a large backyard and garden, perfect for writing and filming lessons.

Q: What will my daughter have to show for her time at your camp?

A: Your daughter will have several short videos she made herself. She will have had the experience of working in a small, supportive group, of increased self-esteem, and the feeling of empowerment that comes from learning and working in a team-oriented environment.

Download 5 Ways Storytelling Empowers Teen Girls.