Being a harbinger of change

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Message from the Founder: As a high school student, I have noticed that the classroom setting is not always the safest place to share ideas and express ourselves as women. Even though it is the 21st century, women still struggle everyday to make their voices heard, to have rights and to be accepted not just as a woman but as a human being. I found myself asking the question, why are we not fostering a safe and inclusive environment where girls (and guys) can come together, and have inclusive discussions bringing awareness to women’s issues within our high school communities. This inspired me to start Girls Can Talk Society!

Arianna Almeida

Girls Can Talk Society is a student-led non-profit organization that strives to foster a supportive and inclusive environment in high schools across British Columbia where students can come together and speak without stigma on issues that are relatable to women. It is a platform through which they hope to spread the ideas of inclusivity and discussion in areas where female issues may be looked down upon.

Founded in late 2019, Girls Can Talk Society strives to help support women throughout the country, not only with the problems they face, but also with their daily lives in general. It aims to be a platform through which students can discuss freely about issues pertinent in their communities.

While Girls Can Talk Society may have been founded only recently, the organization has shaped and improved communities in several ways. Whether it be a bottle drive, a canned food collection, or a popcorn sale, the society is committed to raising funds and making donations to help improve the lives of women all throughout the province! Through small acts and determination, they hope to create big changes in the lives of many.

 

As Girls Can Talk Society aims to operate amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, they continue to create opportunities for students to get involved. Not only do they welcome everyone, regardless of gender (not only women), race, sexual orientation, or socio-economic backgrounds to partake in the activities, but they also ensure that the work they do is going back into improving our communities. Some of their plans for the 2020- 2021 school year include : distributing self care packages to single mothers, hosting online webinars, and continuing our school clubs.

However, they cannot do this alone – sponsors provide a crucial support and reinforcement for everything Girls Can Talk Society does. With a team of inspiring individuals, they are determined to change society, raise awareness and inspire the next generation of women to empower themselves and others. Be a part of their journey and help them bring out a change that is much needed.