- Girl with the Power Shot (multimedia)
- Rockin’ Writers (creative writing)
- What Makes Sexy Sexy? (art)
- Girl Code Poetry Slam (poetry)
Girl Power: VOX Girls Group has empowered Atlanta teen girls for more than 15 years to publish and share their voices.
On March 7, 2015, VOX Girls Group hosted “Girl Code: Your Voice. Your Sexuality” a publishing extravaganza for young people identifying as a girls or women in the age range of 13-18 years old. Read the stories about sex and sexuality by girls in the metro Atlanta community by clicking on the pdf below or clicking here to read all the stories in this edition (and share!).
For more than 15 years, VOX girls have confidently and organically created a safe and creative space for young women to express themselves and write about topics important to young women in the metro Atlanta area. They have covered issues ranging from sexual and dating violence, to self-esteem, to the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Last school year, VOX Girls Group, with generous support from the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, developed their leadership skills and improved their self-confidence, self-esteem and self-efficacy through publishing around the topic of sex and sexuality. The girls led monthly discussions and outreach projects with their peers in the community around the topic of sex and the many different ways in which sex affects their lives as young women.
VOX thanks the following partners for their financial and in-kind investments in VOX Girls Group and Girl Code 2015:
- The Atlanta Women’s Foundation
- the Loudermilk Center
- Turner Broadcasting
- How Stuff Works
- Georgia Equality
- Planned Parenthood
- the CDC
- The Grady Teen Health Clinic
- The Center for Black Women’s Wellness
- Georgia Department of Public Health
- Volunteers Alyssa Lasseter, Kimberlee BeAnka Tate, and Nef Phillips
Above, view the quick videos teen participants at our 2015 Girl Code event made about why they like being a girl.
Below, listen to the incredible voices of teen girls who created an audio recording of their vents and victories about being a girl, produced by the fine folks at How Stuff Works.
At the event, teen girls from VOX facilitated sessions for about 50 teen peers in the community who got to choose two of the following publishing sessions, with topics in sex and sexuality: