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…

  • Liberty and Justice for ALL

    Like many LGBTQ individuals, our subjects were harshly judged and harassed. It is no secret that despite many laws, homosexuals are not treated with justice and equality in almost every sector, especially the work place. Two transgender women share their experience, their fears and their dreams. Also, Katy Weseman, LGBT student services coordinator at DePaul University, discusses President Obama’s executive [...]

  • Chicago teens detail how guns have impacted their lives and neighborhoods

    Originally published on http://www.abajournal.com/ by Alison Flowers POSTED NOV 01, 2014 04:40 AM CDT For five years, teenage sisters J’Doria and Jari Taylor lived on a tree-lined street of brick homes in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, and there they grew familiar with the sound of gunfire. The girls didn’t need police statistics to tell them they were surrounded by violence, [...]

  • Being A Girl In My Community by Alexis Smith

    BEING A GIRL IN MY COMMUNITY November 5, 2014. Blog Post by GGM Chicago reporter, Alexis Smith Being a girl in my community is extremely uncomfortable!!! I get up every morning to prepare for my day as I should. As I roll out the door and down the street on my journey, I pass the alley where old intoxicated men choose [...]

    Being A Girl In My Community by Alexis Smith
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • GGM Chicago Chronicles: Aimee Rodriguez

    July 15, 2014 by Aimee Rodriguez Global Girl Media reporter Aimee Rodriguez shares her life reflected through her family.

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Chicago teens detail how guns have impacted their lives and neighborhoods

Chicago teens detail how guns have impacted their lives and neighborhoods

Originally published on http://www.abajournal.com/ by Alison Flowers POSTED NOV 01, 2014 04:40 AM CDT For five years, teenage sisters J’Doria and Jari Taylor lived... Read more.

Womens Rights/Human Rights

Being A Girl In My Community by Alexis Smith

Being A Girl In My Community by Alexis Smith

BEING A GIRL IN MY COMMUNITY November 5, 2014. Blog Post by GGM Chicago reporter, Alexis Smith Being a girl in my community is extremely uncomfortable!!! I get up every... Read more.

Health & Environment

Bullying

Bullying

 By Ebony Marshall November 12, 2014 Hello reader. I feel as though we should talk about this thing called bullying. Do you know what bullying is? No? Well bullying is deliberately... Read more.

Politics & Society

Liberty and Justice for ALL

Liberty and Justice for ALL

Like many LGBTQ individuals, our subjects were harshly judged and harassed. It is no secret that despite many laws, homosexuals are not treated with justice and equality in... Read more.

Arts & Culture

SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS

SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS

By Aimee Rodriguez November 12, 2014 The flyer for SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS with dates and address. I recently watched “a play about men who buy women and girls for sex... Read more.