LEAD is a project of the GUTS (Girls Using Their Strengths!) program of the YWCAMissoula. Every other week, high school girls meet to discuss issues and ideas important to them. These girls are currently collecting stories from young women in our community that will inspire a spoken word piece, asking questions such as: What do you want to say to other girls/young women? How do you express yourself? If there were no rules in life, how would you shape your community? This spoken word piece will accompany a live performance called “Girls’ Voices” by our middle and elementary school GUTS! girls at LUNAFEST, our annual film festival fundraiser for GUTS! summer outdoor adventure trips. Funds raised at the event ensure that all girls, regardless of their ability to pay the $350 tuition, are able to participate on these 6-day adventure trips.
For the full report on women’s and girls’ voices, come to LUNAFEST! The event will be held at the Historic Wilma Theatre on May 1. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for our silent auction. In the meantime, your voice matters: what do YOU want to say to other girls and young women? Post your response in the comments section below, and we’ll share your thoughts on stage to the MIssoula community during LUNAFEST!
Posted by Erin, GUTS! Program Coordinator