New Moon Girls

Click on the above image to go to the NMG site.

Click on the above image to go to the NMG site.

Have you heard of New Moon Girls? According to their website, "New Moon Girl Media's mission is to help girls, age 8 and up, discover their unique voices and express them in the world. Safe, positive, and advertising-free, we help girls develop their full potential through self-discovery, creativity, and community. By expressing themselves and sharing their own poetry, stories, artwork, videos, and other creations; engaging in meaningful, adult-moderated discussions; and challenging cultural stereotypes of physical beauty, members build self-esteem and positive body image. New Moon girls are girls who want their voices heard, their dreams respected, and their creativity celebrated." 

NMG was started by girls, and still features many girl voices. One of my favorite recent articles was the biographical piece about Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who captivated the world with her courage and strength after being shot by terrorists for insisting on pursuing her education. Check out her powerful address before the United Nations on her 16th birthday:

NMG has many spaces for girls to sound off about sexism, difficult friendships, conflicts with parents, as well as their passions, creative pursuits and visions for a better world. It is a girl-led organization with truly touching and empowering content.

If you have a daughter, granddaughter, or another special girl in your life, check it out! New Moon Girls is truly in the spirit of Artemis.

Eileen BrownComment