Girl Be Heard Values
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.