We successfully had our first GirlTalk Saturday, and it felt awesome!! Despite some technical difficulties, we screened Akeelah and the Bee(which seemed to go over well). Our activity was a series of collages, one about adversity, and the other about overcoming that adversity. Using magazines, markers, glitter, and colored pencils, the girls created some very meaningful pieces. Many girls were very eager to talk to us, and tell us about themselves: their hopes, their likes, their dislikes, their taste in music etcetc. With all the training and institutional procedures, it becomes easy to forget that these are teenage girls with, largely normal, likes and interests.
Stay tuned for more detailed entries from some of our facilitators!!