Media coverage of girls often focusses on the problems they face, representing them as either helpless innocents or brainless consumers. We rarely hear what girls have to say for themselves. This is what Girl-Kind North East is all about.
Rather than take a problem-centred approach by pre-defining which issues are most important or troubling, Girl-Kind North East starts with a question:
What are the challenges and opportunities of growing up as a girl in the North East?
The Girl-Kind project aims to give girls a chance to celebrate their achievements, address their struggles and let people know what they’re thinking.
Working with groups of girls between 11 and 18 from schools and youth groups across the North East, Girl-Kind runs workshops to highlight the diversity of girls’ experiences, turning their thoughts and ideas into creative interventions showcased at an annual Celebratory Event.