GlobalGirl Media (GGM) develops the voice and media literacy of teenage girls and young women in under-served communities by teaching them to create and share digital journalism designed to ignite community activism and social change. Through mentoring, training and access to a worldwide network of online distribution partners, GlobalGirl Media harnesses the power of new digital media to empower young women to bring their often-overlooked perspectives onto the global media stage.
Apr 16, 2014


Janelly and Mother - Mother/Madre
Janelly and Mother - Mother/Madre
We are working hard on our brand new expansion in OAKLAND, CA with the help of actor/activist DANNY GLOVER.

12 girls from COACHELLA came together over the 2013-2014 Winter Break to produce three short web-video documentaries about their mothers, all of which can now be viewed online. These madres, the girls’ mothers, tias and abuelas recall their own experiences as young girls and as immigrants, fostering a deeper understanding of their crucial role as female leaders in their families. Through this process, the young girls discovered the potential for building self-esteem, pride and motivation for becoming a leader or activist in their own communities.

Watch all three MOTHER/MADRE videos:
My Mother’s Courage
Breaking the Cycle
I am Not Ashamed

Executive Director AMIE WILLIAMS is currently visiting our SOUTH AFRICA project, working with a great new group of GLOBALGIRLS, who are talking about what it means to be a woman, a fighter, a storyteller, a responsible person, an undefined woman… in the latest video I AM.
South Africa GlobalGirls
South Africa GlobalGirls
Feb 24, 2014


Alejandra shooting in Sant Monica
Alejandra shooting in Sant Monica

We have been hard at work at GGM continuing to raise funds so we can move forward on producing more webisodes.

We secured a screening partnership with ALTA MED Health Clinics in East and South Los Angeles, where our series is now featured in their waiting rooms, serving over 1,500 people a day at 25 clinics. We are thrilled the message of healthy eating, alternative gardens and food justive is being shared in the communities we work directly in.

We also secured a donation of 2,000 luna bars!  Healthy snacks from a woman-owned company, we are very grateful to LUNA BAR for their generous donation.  We have not produced any more webisodes for this series as we have not been able to reach out funding goal. However, the GlobalGirls in L.A. are hard at work on other projects, writing blogs and attending screenings, gatherings and other important girl-empowerment events such as the recent Brentwood School event

"ITS OUR TURN,"  where GGM'S Executive Director and Board Member Bronwyn Cornelius joined GlobalGirls Rebecca and Alejandra for an informed-filled day of key note lectures, break-out session, etc. Also attended by actors Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Journalist Maria Shriver, and slam poetess Azure Antoinette...and many other women thought leaders, artists, doctors, researchers, etc.


Stay tuned for more news on our FOOD FORWARD series...and thanks as always for your support!

Amie and Bronwyn with Reese Witherspoon
Amie and Bronwyn with Reese Witherspoon
Jan 24, 2014


Rocio with Danny Glover
Rocio with Danny Glover

Welcome to the GlobalGirl New Year!

We have been hard at work here at GlobalGirl Media central offices, not only working on our webisode series FOOD FORWARD, but launching a few new projects!

We are excited about 2014 and all the great new girls we will be training and content we will be producing.

Now we have a playlist on our YouTube Channel where you can access our entire FOOD FORWARD series,

which is also being featured in the waiting rooms of the ALTA MED medical clinics in East Los Angeles.


For our new projects, we launched a unique new program in Coachella, California with support from the California Endowment, called MOTHER/MADRE, which features short video profiles and oral histories of the mothers of our globalgirls. We are very proud of these "healing narratives" being produced, focused on opening up communication between generations and providing a safe space to talk about the trauma of immigration, migration and overcoming obstacles living below the poverty line from a female perspective.

GREAT NEWS! GlobalGirl will be expanding to OAKLAND, CA and BRAZIL, just in time for the World Cup!

Here is a video at our Oakland Launch party, featuring Danny Glover, a new Advisory Board Member!


We continue to work with our young women journalists in South Africa, Morocco and Chicago, please see our Chicago Report on globalgiving for complete details.

We also proudly announce our partnership with two new distribution networks:

The Shriver Report, Project Eve and The Girl Museum, who will be featuring our blogs and videos. For the launch of the much talked about Shriver Report, (an online womens' journalism helmed by Maria Shriver), we are featured on their HOME PAGE, with a video we produced in LA, called ON THE BRINK.

Finally, a highlight of our work culminated in attending UNESCO's first annual Forum on Gender and Media, held in Bangkok, Thailand, where our very own Rajae Hammadi from Morocco attended with Executive Director, Amie Williams, and they just ahppened to be there during anti-government protests so were able to report from the frontlines of a global news event! 



Rocio Ortega, GGMLA was selected for the prestigious Teen Nick HALO Award, and gave a speech to millions of TV viewers during the televised special in November. LINK TO HER SPEECH HERE:


Imani Crenshaw, GGMLA won the Carole Simpson Scholarship to support her tuition as she studies broadcast journalism at Hampton University.

Rebecca and Amie at the HALO Awards red carpet!
Rebecca and Amie at the HALO Awards red carpet!


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