Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills Are On the Rise. We Can Fight Back.

In the past few months, some incredibly hateful legal actions in Texas and Florida made national headlines. Idaho and Georgia are following their lead, and there will be more. These laws attack LGBTQ+ kids and their families, denying them their right to learn about the world and about themselves. MEDIAGIRLS is a Boston-based nonprofit, and […]

Book Banning and the Fight for Historical Literacy

2022 has been an intense year for classroom censorship. From laws striking down the 1619 Project to Maus’s removal from classrooms in Tennessee, conservative governments across the country have made numerous attempts to control what students can and cannot learn about history, culture, and the world. For this article, let’s get acquainted with some of […]

Black History Month & The Youth Movement

In light of Black History Month, we at MEDIAGIRLS would like to commemorate a special individual that shares the same goals as our organization and girls+ community. One dominant historical figure, Martin Luther King Jr., enters the minds of many when reflecting on this month and its meaning. Although Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and […]

#REALMEDIAGIRLS of 2021

2021 is winding down, and what a year it’s been. As we look back on the last year, we at MEDIAGIRLS want to reflect on some of the real-life women who made headlines in 2021 and the lessons that they can teach girls+. The six women on this list are some of many who broke […]

Indya Moore: Activist, Actor, and Model

With the LGBTQ+ Day of Silence having just passed, MEDIAGIRLS Editorial Intern, Catrina Yang Farrell uses this blog post to celebrate Indya Moore–a trans and nonbinary actor, activist, and model–and highlight some of their powerful work in fashion, film, and advocacy. As a transgender black woman who identifies as nonbinary, Indya Moore is no stranger […]

March Madness: Battling Bigotry Towards Women’s Basketball

In this blog post, Editorial Volunteer Annie Kew reflects back on March Madness 2021 and the inequities between men and women’s sports that it exposed. Every March, college basketball fans from across the country prepare to watch the exciting match-ups and shocking upsets that take place during the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) March […]

Social Media Activist Culture: Ballot Selfies and Slacktivism

As states certify their vote tallies and the 2020 election cycle draws to a close, MEDIAGIRLS Editorial Intern Melody Tuan looks at the ways that social media activism helped galvanize young voters in this election while also examining the limits of online activist culture. The U.S. has just concluded a nerve-wrecking presidential election. With this […]