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The Girl Project
24 Sep 2013
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The Girl Project is an arts meets activism, highly original performance piece incorporating spoken word, poetry, movement, dance and multi-media.  This original work was written by 18 teenage girls culminating from workshops throughout the year with guest artists from around the nation.

These nationwide teaching artists explored topics of identity, power, sexuality, beauty, history and more to inspire these teenage girls to share their personal experiences and struggles with body image, self-esteem, objectification and oppression within their schools, in the media and beyond.  

  • Directors: Ellie Clark and Vanessa Becker Weig
  • Arts Advocacy Director- Christy Burch
  • August 29- September 1
  • Downtown Arts Center, Lexington Kentucky


The artist or arts organization telling this story was supported in part by a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. KFW is based on the belief that when women and girls advance, so does Kentucky. For more information about the foundation and the social change artmaking being done by the individuals and organizations it supports, visit www.kfw.org." 

Multimedia Performance Poetry Song Theater Challenges Community Cross-Cultural Culture Education Empowerment Gender Local Rural-Urban Women Youth Performance Project/Initiative Southeast Poet Student Teacher Visual Artist dance movement
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