Q. What do you hope to achieve?

A. Through Our Stories, we hope to expand and deepen the representation, leadership, and voice of gender non-conforming youth of color across the US. With our documentary series, United States of Girls, we aim to represent girls and gender non-conforming youth with greater nuance and diversity than ever before, and give them a platform to share their stories, on an unprecedented scale.

We will also support Our Stories participants to learn more about mediamaking, and access mentorship opportunities so they can continue innovating and storytelling, long after the project ends.

Through our community partnerships, we aim to increase the visibility of grassroots organizations committed to social justice and the arts, helping to ensure their longevity.

We hope this work will not only lead to increased public dialogue about the issues affecting girls’ lives, but also inspire more radically inclusive social policies, and bring additional resources to marginalized communities.