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Review for Girls Rock! DC, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a nonprofit professional who has built a career advocating for women and girls empowerment I arrived at GR!DC full of energy excited to share my "expertise." Imagine my glee as I came to realize that this diverse group of young girls ranging from 8 - 18 years old developed a peer culture, when given the autonomy to do so, that not only sought to understand their cultural and gender differences but to respect the differences in others. On dress up day a favorite teacher changed her typical style but by lunchtime a frustrated group of young girls approached their good-natured teacher in the hallway and firmly stated that she was not being herself (being authentic). They stated that although they liked her outfit it hid who she really was but not to worry they were only clothes. The real person was still inside. And, she'll be back tomorrow!!! Whether we're creating skits about afro-futurism or developing an understanding of cultural appropriation vs. appreciation to the right to self-identify ourselves for ourselves GR!DC is on the frontline..

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