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Towards a Fairer Future

An Activist Model of Black Girl Leadership

Courtney Cook

promote the notion that Black girls existed as children” (55). Both Wright and Chatelain point to an ideology that placed Black girls in the complicated maternal role of models of racial uplift and communal strength. By the end of the twentieth century

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Reframing Disability through Graphic Novels for Girls

Alternative Bodies in Cece Bell’s El Deafo

Wendy Smith-D’Arezzo and Janine Holc

to achieve a goal, or helps a community understand itself or become more tolerant. Media (now social media) stories of ill or disabled children exhibiting great strength or endurance are pervasive; they are defined first by their impairment, and then

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Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship

Jennifer Bethune

girls do not possess. The Brown women's stories, starting with Bessie's northward migration from Alabama to Detroit, tell a parallel story of a “struggly” life, “one which requires strength to get through but does not offer strategies to get out” (56

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I’m Not Loud, I’m Outspoken

Narratives of Four Jamaican Girls’ Identity and Academic Success

Rowena Linton and Lorna McLean

highlighted the role and strength of their mother who served as a source of inspiration. Most of the girls stated that they desired to achieve a university education because their mothers were deprived of such opportunities. In some cases, they were constantly

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Ander Delgado

in a handful of Basque cities that were converted into schools and staffed, in a manner of speaking, by teachers known as andereños . From the 1960s, the ikastola movement started growing in size and strength, eventually taking the leap to create

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Their Journey to Triumphant Activism

14 Young Women Speak Out

Nokukhanya Ngcobo

-love, self-respect, and the strength of these young women. Takatso Mohlomi’s advice to herself is striking. She says, “Be careful of what you get yourself into, and be wise enough not to live according to people’s expectations of your life style. It is your

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Karen Pearlman

“Should You Rewrite in the Editing Room?” video, Sven Pape (2016b) is exercising his judgment about the structure and rhythm of a scene. We see him, bottom right, thinking through the material’s intentions, strengths, and limitations before rewriting by

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“Farmers Don't Dance”

The Construction of Gender in a Rural Scottish School

Fiona G. Menzies and Ninetta Santoro

futures that align with their rural identities” (478), are linked with the outdoors and/or with characteristics of physical strength. According to Cairns, the existing deep-rooted links between the rural landscape and masculinity can serve to restrict

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“For Girls to Feel Safe”

Community Engineering for Sexual Assault Prevention

Day Greenberg and Angela Calabrese Barton

René exuded ownership and strength, smiling and caressing their jacket as they pointed out its most important components. They voiced their expertise with agentic power. René: If you’re in danger and someone is trying to kidnap you … or someone is

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Emily Bent

empowerment enable girl activism networks to “emphasize [girls’] strengths, resilience, self-determination, and positive contributions to society” ( Clonan-Roy et al. 2016: 22 ) while always also stressing the very real socio-cultural, economic, and political