The Girls Like Me Project
The Girls Like Me Project aims to help young Black girls ages 11-17 take a critical look at social, cultural and political ideologies in the media. It also empowers them to create media of their own, not shying away from difficult conversations. The organization was started in 2008 as a volunteer project in Chicago, has grown into an organization with global reach.
The 21st heard from executive director of the organization to hear more about how it's important to highlight the contributions of Black women in history and how the organization is wrapping up their summer program.
Executive Director of the Girls Like Me Project
Another exciting day for the GLMPI Soul Power Program!— GirlsLikeMeProj (@GirlsLikeMeProj) August 4, 2021
The girls got an exclusive dance lesson from Chicago’s Own (and only) @maya__unique.
Needless to say today was LIT! �� #GLMPI#summerwithglmp pic.twitter.com/5TL62Y6cgv
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