The ‘She Is’ Multimedia
Exhibition shares the diverse experiences of a select group of young women
changemakers under the age of 30 from over 30 countries around the world. These
dynamic young women social-change activists have started non-profits, grown
socially conscious businesses, or begun humanitarian initiatives that others
are now a part of...basically, they have done something powerful to help the
people and communities they most care about.
Through video interviews, portraits and words, the “She Is” exhibit will reveal insights
into the struggles, triumphs and joys associated with being young women
committed to social change in a world that does not always respect young women
or embrace change. This exhibit will visit cities around the world to help
inspire other young women to stand up powerfully inside their own lives and to
get involved with social change. By featuring young women from many different
socio-economic, political, religious, sexual and racial backgrounds, the
exhibit will show audiences that young women can be powerful and have an
enormous impact no matter their individual circumstances.
girltank serves as the umbrella organization for the “She Is” project. girltank is a hybrid
social enterprise dedicated to sourcing, engaging and training a global
community of young women changemakers between the ages of 14 and 29. One of its
main goals is to disseminate information by and about these changemakers to
encourage a global perception of young women as powerful contributors to
society. The young women featured in the exhibit will come from girltank’s initial
class of changemakers.
ListenIn Pictures, the project’s media production partner, is
dedicated to helping local and international social enterprises and non-profits
tell their stories. ListenIn will develop short film portraits of girltank’s
changemakers and the communities they come from. These core videos will be
combined with the diverse interviews already gathered to create an exhibition
that is able to be both intimate and global.
“She Is” will travel worldwide during the fall and winter of 2012 - 2013.