Today I had the supreme honor of giving a presentation to a group of ladies from Global Girl Media, which is just about the best program I’ve heard of in a long time. It’s a worldwide initiative that provides training and equipment for high school girls in order to ensure we’re giving the tools and support necessary to increase diversity representation in the media.
During the Women on YouTube workshop we talked a lot about the importance of supporting one another as content creators, but it’s also so essential to make sure we are providing materials and platforms for people when they are first getting started.
Those girls are seriously the coolest, most enthusiastic and inspiring group I’ve met in a long time, and I can’t wait to see what they do over the next year! If GGM is in your area I highly encourage you see how you can help out. I’d love to help GGM get connected to YouTube women activists and educators around the world, and help empower a new generation of digital storytellers.
A very positive international initiative encouraging young women from underrepresented communities to make their voices heard on issues with global impact. I had never heard of Global Girl Media before, but it sounds like it’s doing a lot of good. Go check it out.