Who we are
We aim to give young Black girls ages 9-17 the tools to use their voices effectively in situations that actually matter. We teach our girls to step into their truth and speak in ways that make their audience feel inspired, we teach them to be fearless, and we put them on a platform that displays their skills at the end of their training. We should never make young Black girls feel silenced, their voices are powerful. Throughout history the strong and powerful voices of Black women have been felt, understood, and heard. We want to teach our girls that they too, have the gift within them to speak up for themselves and for societal changes.
We practice in all different formats, in front of the class, in front of a camera, we even hold mock interviews.
We create a no-judgment zone policy, we work together and we help each other prosper by giving honest feedback and advice.
We let the girls show their skills at the end of their course, and we watch them as they take their skills anywhere they choose.
Our Top 3 Advantages
Why should you consider being a Black Girl with MIC? Well there are various reason that we feel strongly that Black Girls can benefit from thiis training:
Many of our girls are made to feel silenced in society, this in-turn can cause many of them to feel less confident that what they have to say is important, we aim to teach them that their voices are important and that they can and will be able to make changes in their inner and outter worlds. .
We all get nervous before we have to speak in front of an audience, the key is to figure out ways to push through anyway. We figure out what is holding the student back and we work on combating that fear, each student is different. We aim to ensure that our students can learn to cope and get past what is holding them back from their voices.
The lessons of public speaking is something our girls can take witht for the rest of their lives. Once they learn the basic skills, the application will begin to flow through practice. This is a gift that every Black girl should should be a part of. .
A Glance at Powerful Black Women we LOVE
who've used Their Voices Effectively
Just to name a few….
. “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.”
“You must be unintimidated by your own thoughts because if you write with someone looking over you shoulder, you’ll never write.”
“Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.”
“We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.”