activism

Lauren Duca – Teen Vogue’s Thigh High Political Columnist

Journalist Lauren Duca is someone we have long admired for speaking truth to power. We appreciate her using her platform to advocate for young women who may not have yet the opportunity to vote but stand to lose so much in this current political landscape. We were thrilled to have a chance to sit down…

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Gun Control — The LES Speaks Out

Just as we were finishing the edit on this piece, the news came in on the school shooting in Texas. This is the 22nd school shooting this year to date. These are peoples thoughts prior to this latest tragedy. We took to the streets of our local community in New York’s Lower Eastside and gathered…

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The Changing Face of Politics — Cyndi Nguyen Breaking Barriers in the South

WGRL has a sisterhood with the great city of New Orleans, so we were inspired to learn that Cyndi Nguyen became the first Asian American to earn a seat on the New Orleans City Council! We caught up with Councilwoman Nguyen on our last trip to New Orleans where she graciously spent some time with our young reporters…

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Dread Scott — Revolutionary Artist Speaking Truth to Power

On our recent trip to New Orleans, we had the extreme pleasure of running into activist and artist Dread Scott at Paper Machine, an art gallery-print shop-artist studio in the Lower 9th Ward. Dread was gracious enough to grant us an interview and spoke eloquently about his mission to make revolutionary art to propel history forward…

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National School Walkout

On March 14th, WGRL attended the first of the national school walkouts protesting gun violence. Our youth demand a solution. Check out this piece on location at Gramercy Square Park where we interviewed both High School and Middle School youth about gun control in the United States. WGRL will stay on the front line covering…

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Getting Healthy with Alice Waters

Alice Waters is a chef, author, food activist, and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. She has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades. In 1995 she founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for a free school lunch for all children and a sustainable food…

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Paola Mendoza and Sarah Sophie Flicker – Women’s March and Beyond

We were thrilled to have a few of the organizers behind the Women’s March, Paola Mendoza and Sarah Sophie Flicker in the studio a few months back for a behind the scenes glimpse into “the March Heard Around the World”. Meet The Women’s March team here and become a part of this important movement for…

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Trans Model Superstar Connie Girl

We were so happy to host the lovely Connie Girl at our studios for a discussion on  the world of modeling. She even gave us a lesson on how to walk the runway – it’s not as easy as it looks! Hopefully she will be back at Girls Club soon preparing us for our next…

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Kara Ross – Designer and Entrepreneur Unleashes Her Secrets to Success

We were excited to host energetic entrepreneur, philanthropist and ethical jewelry designer Kara Ross in the WGRL studios recently. Kara spoke on taking a career risk to follow her passion to create Unleashed, a social impact brand whose net profits support girls’ education and job creation globally and gave us some solid advice on pursuing our…

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A Gun is Not Fun

For low-income communities like the Lower East Side, gun violence is more than a simple tragic event. Guns impact us all- physically, economically and mentally. Guns kill people, but they also kill spirit…and murder communities. The aftermath of gun violence leaves everyone feeling helpless and diminished. At The Lower Eastside Girls Club we are building…

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WGRL in Washington DC for the Women’s March

Get on the Bus! January 21st we did just that – taking a group of 50 young women, Moms and supporters to the historic Women’s March on Washington D.C.!!! Take a listen to our WGRL girl-powered podcast coverage below and get an idea of what it was like to join close to a million people coming together…

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Glamour Editor in Chief Cindi Leive Inspires Us With Her Story!

We were thrilled to have the influential Editor-in-Chief of Glamour magazine, Cindi Leive, take time out from her hectic schedule to drop by our studios for an interview in the WGRL airstream! Cindi shared her outlook and personal history in this intimate chat and reinforced how important it is for women to support each other….

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