GIRLBRAVE Fests are one-day events, touring several cities, that inspire and encourage amazing young women, ages 10-15 years old to believe in themselves.
What is brave? We demonstrate and share stories to show girls that they are brave even when they might feel unsure or nervous inside. Our events create space for girls to connect and learn from each other.
Each event consists of a theatre movement exercise where they create a sculpture with all the girls working together. One by one the girls take turns adding themselves into a sculpture, filling each other's negative space. They act out the words "Lonely", "Girl Party" and "Brave".
The girls have fun in a photo booth where they pose in their bravest poses and take individual and group photos with their friends.
The events finish up with a moderated panel of diverse teens who share stories and advice on how they overcome struggles. These girls can confidently say they're stronger and braver as a result of the adversity they've faced and overcome.
"There are loads of professional women talking about ways they can empower other women to break through the glass ceiling and reach their potential. We need to shift gears and have the conversation be more centered around how we can help the next generation be brave, strong, smart and bold. They deserve our attention. We owe it to them." Maura Penas, Executive Director Girls, Inc. Lincoln
"This was a fun event with a positive message, being brave isn't about not being afraid; it's about taking action anyway. Teaching girls that they can be empowered to be who they want is important. Listening to peers talk about their struggles and overcoming them was helpful for girls to know that we all have struggles and we can overcome them." Jacqui D., Mother
"The GIRLBRAVE event was an incredible experience for young women to meet each other with peer on peer support in a way that allowed every girl to be seen and heard. -Maggie P., Mother
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Learn more about the GIRLBRAVE Fest here: https://pincurlgirls.com/blogs/news/girlbrave-fest-recap
- Linda Buchner
- Emily Wettengel