Girls Speak

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

Girls Speak

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

Celebrating the Principles of Kwanzaa

By Ashley Ray | Dec 26, 2021

December 26th marks the first day of Kwanzaa, a seven day celebration of community, family and culture. Kwanzaa was established as a means to help African Americans reconnect with their…

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Peer Advisor Highlight: Rachel Stanton

By Girls For A Change | Dec 17, 2021

  Our communications team has been expanding over the course of the year to include more brilliant, Black voices. We’d like to officially introduce you to the newest member of…

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We All We Got: Creating a Collective Vision for Girls Centered Spaces

By Ashley Ray | Oct 11, 2021

Written by GFAC Board Member Mariah Williams When people compliment me on my successes, I remind them that I am a product of the black women who poured into me…

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Imagining an Equitable Richmond

By Ashley Ray | Oct 1, 2021

By Nylah Kelly We are excited to share that our very own, Sistah Angela Patton, was invited to present her thoughts on imagining a racially equitable Richmond and the strategies…

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Calling all Girl Advocates and Community Leaders

By Ashley Ray | Sep 24, 2021

Girls For A Change is excited to host our annual Black Girl Rally on Friday, October 15th, 2021. This year’s theme is focused on entrepreneurship “ Black Girls Winning” to…

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Richmond Based Women Entrepreneurs: We need you!

By Ashley Ray | Sep 20, 2021

Black female entrepreneurs are leading the way in starting businesses. According to Harvard Business Review, “17% of Black women are in the process of starting or running new businesses, compared…

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Blacks In Tech: A Conversation with GFAC Board President Maureen Jules-Perez

By Ashley Ray | Jun 23, 2021

When you ask Maureen Jules-Perez how she got into technology, her immediate response is, “My favorite teacher, Mr. Joseph Maley.” When Maureen was in school, there was a “Shadow Career Day”…

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#BlackExcellence: Girl Ambassador Program Participant Earns Full Ride to James Madison University

By Girls For A Change | Jun 14, 2021

Michelle Johnson is a high-achieving student graduating from Huguenot High School. Outside of her classes, she has been  working hard in both our Girl Ambassador Program and on one of…

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Fresh Start

Girls For A Change + DTLR: Fresh START for local students

By Girls For A Change | May 21, 2021

As the pandemic wanes, Girls For A Change and DTLR look to recharge students with a series of family and community engagement events. Students need support more than ever as…

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