38 results for author: Nancy Chang


Speed Mentoring for Young Feminists May 10th 5pm

Reel Grrls believes in the Future is Feminist, and is committed to incubate community space that builds empathy, advocacy and amplification. Over the last 16 years, Reel Grrls has taught female identifying young people media skills to reinforce their inner power – how to access and use their unique voice to awaken and activate our community. On May 10th we’re launching a new program in response to the 2016 election results. Grrl Active is a program dedicated to young activists who want to hone their skills in advocating, amplifying and igniting civic engagement through art and digital storytelling. To launch the program we’re ...

Brownies Troop 44466 Challenges You!

Brownie Troop 44466 approached Reel Grrls after the 2016 Election, extremely disappointed with the outcome - they wanted to see their first female president, but instead they saw a bully take the highest position of power in the USA.   Last fall Brownie Troop 44466 reached out to let us know that Grrl Power is important. These fierce young leaders ages 7 and 8 years old refused to be helpless, and decided that they wanted to invest in the Future is Feminist by supporting Reel Grrls through hosting a fundraiser for Grrl Power! As part of the experience we invited them to take a workshop on making mobile videos, and interviewing each ...

Announcing Grrl Active!

Reel Grrls is thrilled to be working in partnership with Aarushi Sahai to launch Grrl Active. Grrl Active aims to be a leadership program, and an advisory steering committee for feminist student leaders.  Grrl Active is a new opportunity for feminists to come together and move the dial on issues they care about in collaboration with adult mentors and allies through Reel Grrls. Aarushi Sahai is a student at Big Picture High School. She reached out to Reel Grrls in the beginning of this year. "I wanted to be involved in a program that combines media and social justice," She stated "and was happy to find Reel Grrls was willing to provide that." She ...

Snap Series Webisode Workshop! Saturday April 8

Snap Series aims to build Community through Web Series Development Where: Seattle Grip and Lighting (1050 West Nickerson, Seattle) When: Saturday April 8, 10 am - 6pm What: Learn from professional mentors what it takes to craft video content for webisodes Cost: $30 (Suggested Donation) Sign-up today! Questions? email: nchang@reelgrrls.org or call 206-375-1132 In the fall of 2016, Camille Adams, a recent graduate of Pacific Lutheran where she led a student-driven TV production crew, came to Reel Grrls with a great idea!  She wanted to bring aspiring high school filmmakers together with Seattle professionals in creative collabo...

Get Reel Active: Screening 5th Star

Reel Grrls is proud to host Get Reel Active, supported by the City of Seattle’s Arts in the Parks program. Co-sponsored by Washington’s ACLU, Skate Like a Girl, Rain City Rock Camp for Girls, and the Vera Project. Get Reel Active is a call to action to all young people and their allies to mobilize in support of youth voice and to encourage the 2018 youth vote to be the biggest turn out in American history. Come meet other young people inspired to work hard to make America a place where all people feel safe and have a bright future. Reel Grrls believes that young people play a critical role in our future – and we need to hear their voices. We ...

Get Reel Active Dec 11 Pratt Park: Young people and allies unite!

What do you get when you combine art and social justice? GET REEL ACTIVE, is part of our commitment to #TheFutureisFeminist.  Reel Grrls is proud to host Get Reel Active, supported by the City of Seattle’s Arts in the Parks program, and co-sponsored by Washington’s ACLU, and the Vera Project. Get Reel Active is a call to action to all young people and their allies to mobilize in support of youth voice and to encourage the 2018 youth vote to be the biggest turn out in American history. Come meet other young people inspired to work hard to make America a place where all people feel safe and have a bright future. Reel Grrls believes that ...

Reel Grrls isn’t Letting Misogyny Ruin our 15th Birthday – Let’s Bash Back Together!

Today I imagined waking up in an America where I could proudly say we put a qualified, compassionate, and experienced President in office – who also happened to be a woman.  Instead, I have no feelings, or maybe I am in shock that an unqualified and tempermental unfit man, who was endorsed by the KKK and openly bragged about sexually assaulting women, is the leader of our country, a country he doesn’t believe is great.  America we are in trouble and we are hurting. It is my belief that the only way through is creating, fighting, and advocating for a global vision of a Future that is Feminist. Last night millions of Americans said yes to ...

Taryn Birkett Examines Race from a Mixed Race Perspective in her film “Colour”

Reel Grrls is proud to partner with PLURAL+ is a joint initiative of the UNAOC and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of a wide network of international partners to recognize young filmmakers around the world as they make media that matters.  Reel Grrls is excited to honor Canadian filmmaker Taryn Birkett with the Social Impact Award on her short sharing her story as a young mixed race person. Taryn reflects on her experience navigating race in parallel to world headlines like the death of Sandra Bland, a Black American who died under police custody in Texas in July of 2015.  Colour is a personal narrative about ...

Bad Logic, Bad Design, and Bad Use of Women to Dis

Open letter to the person that "designed" this meme attempting to counter the First Lady of the United States of America's assertion that sexual assault is BAD. BAD - just like your bad logic, bad design, and bad use of women to dis. Bad Logic  Your logic is terrible. You cannot equate sexual predatory behavior that is non-consensual to Beyonce (or any other person) having agency of their own body, and celebrating their sexuality on their own terms. Bad Design Your "meme" design is awful. Really? The font is too small - you need to make the font size "BIGLY". FYI, the standard meme font is generally IMPACT.  Your choice of ...

100 years of Planned Parenthood! Thank you for giving women choice.

Happy birthday to Planned Parenthood and thank you for their work in the last century.  This past spring our Grrls had the opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences on Planned Parenthood.  Check out their stories, as we wish Planned Parenthood another 100 years of providing quality healthcare for women, men, and young people.   Mentors, Current Grrls and Alums talk about Sexual Health Mandesia walks us through her first visit. Dr. Sara Talks about Sex, featuring Mandesia going on her first visit.