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Girls Speak

A place for your words, your art, your actions, your goals and your dreams

Public Statement on Bensley Agrihood Rezoning

By Ashley Ray | Jun 21, 2024

For the past 3 years, the Bensley Agrihood Planning Project (BAPP) cohort has been working to build Bensley Agrihood in North Chesterfield, Virginia. The cohort is comprised of Happily Natural Day,…

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Celebrating 20 Years of Camp Diva Leadership Academy

By Ashley Ray | May 31, 2024

Camp Diva Leadership Academy is marking its 20th anniversary this summer! In over two decades of serving Black girls, we have learned a lot. We’ve learned how to listen, how…

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All the New Netflix Movies You Can Watch This Summer: Daughters Added to Netflix August 14th

By Girls For A Change | May 16, 2024

“Summertime: The living is easy, school’s (almost) out, and the days are growing longer and hotter — which means there’s plenty of space for cool nights spent on the couch.…

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Angela Patton, Kerry Washington, and Natalie Rae posing for photo.

‘Daughters’ Documentary Scores Netflix Deal

By Girls For A Change | Mar 22, 2024

“…Daughters cleaned up at the Sundance Film Festival. With the “Audience Award in Documentary Competition,” plus the overall “Festival Favorite” award in pocket and the glowing articles from movie reviewers…

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Natalie Rae and Angela Patton hold their Sundance Film Festival Award for 'Daughters' documentary

‘Daughters’ Documentary Receives Sundance Awards, Positive Reviews, Accolades

By Girls For A Change | Feb 8, 2024

Incarcerated fathers and daughters reunite at a daddy-daughter dance in Sundance documentary Excerpt From AP News: PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Angela Patton has devoted her career to listening to…

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Variety – ‘Daughters’ to Receive Subject Matter Grant at Sundance Film Festival

By Girls For A Change | Jan 10, 2024

Subject Matter will award a grant of $25,000 to “Daughters” by Angela Patton and Natalie Rae. The documentary will have its world premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the…

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Peer Advisors Take Flight: California to Atlanta

By Ashley Ray | Dec 28, 2023

Greetings! My name is Afryea Williams. I’m 17 years old and in the 12th grade. I am a Peer Advisor for Girls For A Change. A Peer Advisor is an…

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2023 Style Weekly Photos of the Year

By Girls For A Change | Dec 27, 2023

Girls For A Change made Style Weekly Photos of the year!  Girl Action Team participant and Thomas Jefferson High School student Iyanna Harris was photographed during our “Show Up, TJ, and Secure…

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Why Ban Books that Make Black Girls Smile?

By Ashley Ray | Aug 1, 2023

The Hate You Give The Bluest Eye Beloved The Hill We Climb ABC’s of Black History These books have at least two things in common: they were written by Black…

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