The PR arm of Women You Should Know had the privilege and honor to help support Girl Be Heard, a performance based leadership empowerment group for girls (ages 12-21), with its highly-anticipated brand re-launch that kicked-off with the debut of this PSA at a special event in New York City last night.
It was an inspired celebration hosted by famed photographer, author, and personality Nigel Barker, featuring a packed show of moving performances (song, spoken word, monologues and sketches) created and delivered by the very talented young women who make up the company.
Formerly known as Project Girl Performance Collective, Girl Be Heard’s name change and rebranding mark its evolution from a grassroots NYC Collective to a growing global movement with the continued mission of empowering young women to become brave, confident, socially conscious leaders, while tackling their own challenging circumstances and raising awareness of issues affecting girls today, both here and in other parts of the world.
Author and activist, Gloria Steinem, a long time supporter of Girl Be Heard, has described their work as, “truth-telling as told by clear voices of girls before pretense or pressure have quieted them.” She adds, “They will inform, delight, alarm and help you to reawaken that authentic voice that still lives within you.”
So today, in addition to saluting the fearless members of Girl Be Heard, our hats are also off to the two incredible women fueling the Girl Be Heard machine, Founder/Artistic Director – Ashley Marinaccio, and Executive Director – Jessica Greer Morris, a WYSK we profiled here in a profound WYSKumentary.