"My favorite thing about the Lower Eastside Girls Club is the community. I like feeling welcomed and accepted for who I am. I never feel judged for being a young woman of color. In this community, I am told that I can make it, that I can be something. It is a way young women of color are taught to love themselves. In 10 years, I hope that I am successful and happy. I see myself traveling the world and giving back. Hopefully inspiring young girls to conquer the world." — Aicha, age 15
For #WomensHistoryMonth , our #GirlsOfGram are girls who are a part of the Lower Eastside Girls Club @girlsclubny. The Lower Eastside Girls Club is a community that aims to empower young women to reach their highest potential and to be fearless about raising their voices. This space provides young women with access to a female mentor who helps them learn the value of their health, find their passion and joy, master 21st century skills, develop networks, and feel confident and empowered.
Photographed by @cassidyturner