Straight from the Gurls Talk Instagram (you should definitely follow btw) are highlights from this year’s Gurls Talk Festival in New York City including key note speakers and topics of discussion. It was an incredible event.
Most important topic: Voting
Girls Talk brought in @hello_voter to help teens and first time voters be smarter and more engaged in the process. Hello Voter offered education and training on who their elected officials are, what they stand for and getting registered to vote.
@hello_voter brings you the tools to be a smarter, more engaged voter. Now more than ever, it's imperative that our voices are reflected in the policies that affect our lives and the lives of our fellow citizens. Hello Voter is a new resource aimed at engaging people with government. They aim to a light on our increasingly complicated electoral process and break down the jargon (gerrymandering, what?) that exists to keep you on the sidelines while others make decisions for you. Hello Voter do this by coming directly to you and hosting training sessions (hopefully over cocktails) where we help you and your friends learn about your elected officials, what they stand for, and what important elections are coming up. Hello Voter will be registering attendees over 18. All you’ll need is your address and social security number (not necessary but would be great). To RSVP please email email@example.com #coachgurls
The poetry slam!
Gurls Talk had three-time grand slam champion of NYU’s poetry slam team – Crystal Valentine host an open-mic session for participants.
CALLING ALL NEW YORK POETS AND STORYTELLERS. There’s going to be a slam poetry session for the community to share their thoughts and feelings through poetry. The session will be hosted by three-time grand slam champion of NYU’s poetry slam team – Crystal Valentine. To have a chance to take part please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your poetry and a subject heading of “CRYSTAL VALENTINE”. Spaces are limited so get sharing! #coachgurls
New York native Emilia Ortiz, a spiritual advisor, delivered a workshop on mental health, empowerment and life management.
New York native Emilia Ortiz (@ethereal.1) will be at our one day festival in Brooklyn this weekend! Ortiz is a spiritual advisor and will be hosting a workshop about mental health, empowerment and management. You won’t want to miss this. Swipe to hear what she has to say and make sure you rsvp by emailing email@example.com #coachgurls
Body positivity, right!
Model and body-positivity advocate Paloma Elsesser (@palomija) was enlisted to listen, help girls work on their self-esteem and to promote body-positivity.✨
Gender identity, ok!
Child actor and Ted Talk speaker iO Tillett Wright had an intense conversation at the Gurls Talk festival about gender identity and acceptance.
Here was the full schedule from the Gurls Talk festival. Don’t miss out next time!