GlobalGirl Media Chicago Webisode Series

by GLOBAL GIRL MEDIA Vetted since 2010


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. GlobalGirl Media Chicago is producing a webisode series "A Tale of Two Chicagos" on economic and social disparity, and the creative ways of overcoming urban blight in Chicago. Profiles on individuals and community-based organizations through a gender lens!

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Youth in Chicago are living in what some have called an apartheid city, navigating staggering domestic violence and homicide rates, major income disparities, high-school dropouts and high youth unemployment. Marginalized Chicago youth, especially girls of color, are underrepresented both behind the camera and in front of it- creating an imbalance in news reporting, and a negative stereotyping of their lives.


GGM empowers girls to make media that matters, cultivates new leaders, improves media literacy, and encourages the promotion of healthier media messages about girls and women. GGM believes girls need to be creating their own media rather than consuming it. GGM trains girls are to challenge, innovate and reshape their worlds through digital media. Our Chicago Websiode is the first of its kind, tackling economic disparity stories with a positive,"gender lens," designed to galvanize social change.

Long-Term Impact

Our model is simple: we give girls cameras, teach them how to use them, and watch them reframe their worlds by sharing thought-provoking content. As a result, we're creating a global activist network of girls who challenge society and hold leaders accountable. The webisode series will raise awareness about economic disparity and create important dialogue/debate for youth in Chicago to overcome obstacles to success and employment.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


Blackstone Bicycle Shop: GGM Chicago
GlobalGirl Media Sizzle Reel
GGM Chicago World Summit Video

Organization Information


Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @globalgirlmedia
Project Leader:
Amie Williams
Culver City, CA United States

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