Girl Be Heard Values

 
 

 
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  • We Connect and Transform Through Storytelling

    • We believe in the transformative power of theatre to engage audiences and inspire activism.

    • We promote empathy and awareness through storytelling.

    • We build connected and inclusive communities of artists and activists.

    • We foster a sense of belonging, acceptance, resilience, and creativity.

    • We use ensemble-devised theatre to promote teamwork and forge deep, lasting bonds between participants.


  • We Affirm the Humanity of All

    • We recognize the complexity and fullness of each person’s humanity.

    • We listen to understand and cultivate a culture of curiosity.

    • We respect individuality.

    • We encourage and celebrate self-advocacy.

    • We recognize and advocate for human rights and dignity.

    • We practice self-care and mindfulness, allowing us to be our best selves for participants and their communities.


  • We Center Participants  

    • We create inclusive spaces for participants to accept and celebrate themselves and others.  

    • We pass the mic to elevate participants’ voices.

    • We respect lived experiences and insights.

    • We help youth tap into their creative talents and innate leadership, so the artist-activist can rise.

    • We solicit, listen to, and integrate participants’ feedback. We provide them feedback to strengthen their theatrical work and writing.


  • We Commit to Transparency and Accountability

    • We cultivate a community of learning and knowledge-sharing.

    • We encourage interaction and open communication between all levels of the organization, since teamwork makes the dream work.

    • We keep our hand on the pulse of social justice issues and programmatic best practices.

    • We recognize the impact of our words and actions on others.

    • We value consent.


  • We Champion Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion

    • We provide access to opportunities for participants to grow, be heard, and inspire change.

    • We strive to create a safe space for creativity, serendipity, flexibility, and nontraditional thinking.

    • We encourage everyone to thrive, free their minds, and take risks.

    • We aim to be listening leaders who bring diverse voices to the table and encourage absent or muted voices to be heard.