Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad

by Global Girls Inc.
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Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Girls voices matter in Chicago and abroad
Feb 16, 2021

Global Girls 21st Anniversary. She's an adult now.

In the midst of the work is the work. You start with a bit of a plan that morphs and bends and even bleeds over into the next plan. If you stop too long to perfect everything, before trying to make something, you might end up with nothing.

And that’s how Global Girls was born. I had one desire, but no idea how to make a dream come true. I wanted every girl to have a taste of life’s possibilities.

Whether dancing, acting, engaging in conversation, creating a show or working with youth in other countries, each girl was expected to do her personal best and then work to exceed it.

The roads were sometime bumpy, but we never faltered. We always knew royal winds lifted us higher and higher above the mendacity of mediocre crowds.

To our magical mothers who cupped our cheeks, smiled into our eyes, and radiated a protective layer of courage up and down our spines, to the African ancestors whose spirits resonate in every beat of every soul-stirring hymn, to the tenacious teachers who prod and poke and produce, thank you. We fearless Global Girls women will continue the legacy and make you proud.

The current crop of dancers and actors took the stage Saturday, January 23rd with only nine in-house guests but many more virtual followers on Instagram and Facebook Lives. They we thrilled to dance, perform and simply talk about their experiences as Global Girls. Later, we had cake and the food they liked. It was a lovely 21st Anniversary celebration.



The anniversary celebration was great and so much fun because I got to see other Global Girls like Aria and Amora. All our hard work paid off. It was great seeing the audience watching Brighter Days and Overture and Hamilton. I love all my global girls.  All the rehearsals and pressure were worth it. 


The anniversary was fun because we were taking a lot of pictures and we were making jokes and having a good time. Doing the old dances brought back so many memories. It was funny that we were teaching the dances to the parents. Talking to my friends and eating cake were my favorite parts. Some of the old Globes came which was great making jokes with them. They made me more confident when I was dancing. I was scared and felt like I was messing up on every dance, but I wasn't. I felt like I could do anything which gave me a lot of confidence which I like because now I know I have real friends and real sisters. When we were done, I was so tired that I felt like I was going to pass out. They said it was a good thing because that means we worked hard. I think everyone did a great job because we were out of breath. When we were doing the dances, we had a lot of energy which was good because the crowd was cheering us on and right with us.


My experience at the 21st anniversary was pretty good. I loved all the dances. We took pictures with some of the old globes and signed the banner about how we feel about global girls. I really enjoyed all of it. Global Girls is a performing arts organization, and I love everything about it. The performing - we make it work even with COVID. We stay socially distant.  I can't wait for the next performance. 


The anniversary for me was fun. I liked all the performances and when Ms. Ryonn showed the videos of us from years ago. I also enjoyed that we got to see the older Globes that came before us . I loved when Ms. Penn talked about the students she had before us. I enjoyed the after party. I was surprised when Ms. Penn gave us fried food because we usually only get healthy food. Another thing I enjoyed was doing Brighter Days when the audience was into it and hyping us up. They really enjoyed itg. 


The 21st anniversary was really good. I was happy to see some of the old globes that came. It was fun to perform, and it was funny teaching the Rice sisters one of the dances. They did not know how funny it was seeing them trying so hard. They were really into it. It was also fun to perform with Victoria and Miciah. We still got to have an anniversary and enjoy it with being socially distanced and with everyone wearing their masks. 


My experience was fun because this was my first year here, and I learned a lot about Global Girls. Rehearsals were fun but hard at the same time because it was tiring. I tried not to get cut at the same time. We taught some of the older Globes a dance, and they learned pretty quick, so that was fun.


I loved the anniversary! We saw the old girls. We had cake, food. We wrote our names on the board. We learned new dances and we acted. Ms.Ryonn showed us videos. 


The anniversary was awesome. It was fun because some of the old Global Girls were there and we taught them dances. They were hard but I still pushed through it. My parents came and cheered us on with everything. I liked that we were fearless girls that day, and we had the shirts to represent that.


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Global Girls Inc.

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
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Twitter: @1globalgirlsinc
Project Leader:
Marvinetta Woodley-Penn
Chicago, IL United States
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