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Newest Miss Representation Trailer (2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection) from The Representation Project on Vimeo.

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Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Their Portland branch is located at 105 SE Taylor, Suite 205.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, and has been for more than 100 years.

Dove‘s social mission to “make girls unstoppable” is one we can definitely get behind, and the company’s “Real Beauty Sketches” video series is truly inspirational.

Created by the Nike Foundation, The Girl Effect provides girls living in poverty with powerful resources to change their economic and social situations.


Boys and Girls Clubs of America is a national organization that provides positive after-school activities for young people. There are 13 club locations in the Portland Metropolitan Area.

And if that’s not enough, here are 10 more, courtesy of the folks at She Heroes.

SPARK Movement is a girl-fueled activist movement to demand an end to the sexualization of women and girls in media. We’re collaborating with hundreds of girls 13-22 and more than 60 national organizations to reject the commodified, sexualized images of girls in media and support the development of girls’ healthy sexuality and self-esteem.

Day of the Girl

The Day of the Girl is a response to an urgent problem facing our world today: the neglect and devaluation of girls around the world. On October 11 of every year, we see dynamic groups across the world (led by girls, of course) acting to highlight, discuss, celebrate and ultimately advance girls’ lives and opportunities across the globe. When girls come together to talk about what really matters to us, we can teach ourselves and other people–adults, boys, and other girls all across the world–new ways of thinking about gender issues, which will help us take action to change the status quo.

The goal of OK2TALK is to create a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing creative content such as poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space. We hope this is the first step towards getting help and feeling better. NEED TO TALK? 1 (800) 273-TALK


Model Cameron Russell has an important message: Looks aren’t everything. In this Ted Talk, she discusses how she won the “genetic lottery” and critiques the industry that had her looking seductive at barely 16.

Eleven facts about body image from

AThis 14-minute documentary explores America’s disturbing obsession with beauty.

Do you ever feel like you’re wearing a mask? Watch this inspirational short film and find your true identity.

Blinded by Beauty is a two-part documentary that explores the ins and outs of the beauty industry and the obsession with physical perfection it engenders.
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Teens Take on Teen Vogue – Two teens take on Teen Vogue magazine and their misuse of Photoshop to portray idealistic images of girls in their publication.

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