What We Do

Our Promise to Girls: If a girl can change her own life, she can change the lives of girls everywhere.

Girl Be Heard creates a world for young women to find strength, realize their potential, and rise above their circumstances and society’s expectations of them.

Girl Be Heard uses theater as our vehicle to empower young women to become brave, confident, socially conscious leaders and explore their own challenging circumstances.

6 out of 10 girls growing up in the U.S. will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime. 34% of girls become pregnant before age 20. For too many girls in this country, the threat of being trafficked is all too real. It’s important for girls to tell their stories and encourage others to do the same. Girl Be Heard uses theater to lead young girls to find their strength and realize their potential by helping them express their anger, fears, hopes, and dreams so that they can channel those emotions into maturity and empowerment.

These stories are developed into ensemble performances to raise awareness about domestic and global issues affecting women and girls.

Girl Be Heard has performed at the White House, State Department, United Nations, TED Conferences, off Broadway, and on national tours.

Girl Be Heard shows, workshops and education curriculum are also brought to public schools, universities, community centers and conferences to raise awareness about human rights issues affecting women and girls.