Why do we AmplifyHER?
Storytelling is a powerful tool to break barriers and build deep, authentic connections. When used to spark changes for social good, stories unite, persuade, and educate. Girl Up is excited to launch AmplifyHER: Storytelling for Social Change to equip our girl leaders around the world with tools and platforms you need to start, spread, and communicate your movement for social change at the local and global levels.
My love of storytelling started at a very young age. It was not uncommon for my sister and I to write short plays and perform them in our basement, while my mom filmed us. It was really a whole production, with costumes and set pieces made from cardboard. From acting out dangerous expeditions to discovering time travel, our imaginations were wild. But it ... more...