GGM CHICAGO

In the summer of 2014 GlobalGirl Media (GGM) Chicago trained and mentored 35 diverse teenaged girls in an intensive seven week program, the largest GGM summer training thus far! The final culmination of the summer training produced five stories for the “webisode” series, “Justice and Liberty for All”, civically engaging youth through issues that concern them. Story topics include: economic disparities for LGBTQ and homeless teens, beauty and cultural stereotypes inhibiting individual and social potential, the real lives of undocumented students and families, and sexual assault on college campuses. Read more…

  • GGM Reports From The Streets Of Chicago

    July 29, 2014 By GlobalGirl Media Chicago Global Girl Media reporters went out to the streets of the Windy City, Chicago, to investigate what issues concern society the most. In this piece, GGM concluded that the youth is engaged and aware of serious issues affecting their surrounding. Some expressed their power and acknowledged that they were #BornFree.

  • To Be A Girl In Chicago

    To Be A Girl In Chicago  Spoken Words By Nina Greene, Alondra Garcia, Courtney Johnson and J’Doria Taylor To be a girl in Chicago To others we ain’t nothing but gold digging thots We expected to give up what the boys want leaving behind all respect for ourselves… others assuming it ain’t a lot We are girls Always judged but [...]

    To Be A Girl In Chicago
  • GIRL

    GIRL Spoken Words By Teka Johnson, Shakyra Jones, Che’mari Kent, Shalonda Cox and Natalie Gutierrez           In my community the boys will decide what your character will be Will she be the neighborhood thot Or will she be wifey material Smash or pass My mom saw the grown men down the street holla at me Now [...]

    GIRL
  • Typical Teens

    Typical Teens Spoken Words By Jhane Dameron, Kristen Bradley, Ja’Mir Rodgers-Martin and Yesenia Gutierrez Typical Teens YOU REALLY THINK YOU’RE COOL When really all you do is drool Over worthless boys That only see you as toys? Wearing all that makeup And crying over a breakup Is very pathetic and dumb It’s not like you’re going numb Batting your eyes [...]

    Typical Teens
  • Because You’re Human

    Because You’re Human  Spoken Words By Madison Holmes, Alexis Smith and Ebony Marshall           Because you’re a girl You paint your face Your nails are every color but their own Your shorts are skintight The amount of midriff you show equates to the amount of love you get The way you speak equals your worth Heels [...]

    Because You’re Human
  • GGM Chicago Reflects On Violence

    Chicago is one of the most violent cities in the U.S. Over the past weekend at least 40 people were shot and 4 were killed. Tragically this is a common headline in the city we call home. Since the beginning of 2014, 183 people have died due to gun violence.The reality of everyday life for many who live in Chicago [...]

    GGM Chicago Reflects On Violence
  • LIVING OFF TIPS

    Low wage tipped workers in restaurants are predominantly women, and women of color, making an average of $2.50 an hour as tipped workers. GlobalGirl Media Chicago tells the story of Aisha Thurman and her two daughters, who are “living off tips,” in Detroit, Michigan, dealing with sexual harassment, job insecurity, for $2.65 an hour. The federal minimum wage for tipped [...]

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GGM Chicago Reflects On Violence

GGM Chicago Reflects On Violence

Chicago is one of the most violent cities in the U.S. Over the past weekend at least 40 people were shot and 4 were killed. Tragically this is a common headline in the city... Read more.

Womens Rights/Human Rights

Living Off Tips

Living Off Tips

In partnership with Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC), GlobalGirl Media Chicago produced this short documentary video titled “Living Off Tips.” Low... Read more.

Health & Environment

To Be A Girl In Chicago

To Be A Girl In Chicago

To Be A Girl In Chicago  Spoken Words By Nina Greene, Alondra Garcia, Courtney Johnson and J’Doria Taylor To be a girl in Chicago To others we ain’t nothing but... Read more.

  • GIRL
    GIRL

    GIRL Spoken Words By Teka Johnson, Shakyra Jones, Che’mari Kent, Shalonda Cox and Natalie Gutierrez           In... Read more.

  • Typical Teens
    Typical Teens

    Typical Teens Spoken Words By Jhane Dameron, Kristen Bradley, Ja’Mir Rodgers-Martin and Yesenia Gutierrez Typical... Read more.

  • Because You’re Human
    Because You’re Human

    Because You’re Human  Spoken Words By Madison Holmes, Alexis Smith and Ebony Marshall           Because... Read more.

Politics & Society

Spoken Word To The World

Spoken Word To The World

By Imani Turner July 30, 2014 Nothing but stereotypes and gun fights. Nothing but girls and boys aunt doing right. Nothing but homeless people begging on their feet and tons... Read more.

Arts & Culture

Spoken Word To The World

Spoken Word To The World

By Imani Turner July 30, 2014 Nothing but stereotypes and gun fights. Nothing but girls and boys aunt doing right. Nothing but homeless people begging on their feet and tons... Read more.