As part of the 30 year celebrations next year, the girls from Getaway Girls will be running a photo booth…..and we need YOUR help!
We need to come up with a brilliant name so we’ve got together with amazing photographer Samantha Toolsie to provide an wonderful prize for the person who comes up with the winning name. The winner will receive a professional photo shoot with digital copies of the photos. This could be a portrait of you or a friend or your family, it could be of your pet or even of your organisation…..anything goes. You could even gift this prize to someone else of you want (perfect Mother’s Day gift anyone?)
To be in with a chance to win this competition you need to come up with an amazing name for the photo booth, then like and share one of the posts on our Socials. You have until next Friday (15th March) to do this.
So get your thinking caps on girls, you have a week to do this….3 2 1…..GO!
WE NEED YOU!
Exciting news…Getaway Girls is turning 30 next year and we’re wanting to talk to women and girls of any age who have been involved with Getaway Girls over those 30 years.
Have you been on residential with us? Attended groups? Accessed support from one of our services? Given up your time to volunteer with us or worked for us?
No matter what you’ve done with us or whether it was this year or 30 years ago, we would LOVE to hear from you!
To find out more or tell us your story, please contact Flavia on 0113 240 5894 or drop her a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Me
This is Me was a dance, performance poetry, music and art project showcasing the work of the girls from Hillcrest Primary School.
The booklet was designed to share the creative writing produced by the girls. The project gave the girls a platform to celebrate being a girl in Leeds and was a partnership between Getaway Girls, RJC Dance and Hillcrest Primary School. The final performance was part of the International Women’s Day celebrations 2019.
Click here to view the various booklets we have produced here at Getaway Girls
State of Women’s Health Report
The State of Women’s Health Report, produced by Women’s Lives Leeds, Leeds City Council and Leeds Beckett University is now live on the Leeds Observatory!
We’re very proud to say that young women from some of our groups were asked for their input to this report. Have a gander and download the report here.
Girls & Young Women’s Forum March 2019
We are proud to announce that we are, once again, hosting the next Girls & Young Women’s forum in partnership with Women’s Lives Leeds.For more information and to book your place, contact Getaway Girls on 0113 240 5894.
Sadly, we have now come to the end of our wonderful Strong Mothers, Stronger Daughters work (sob) but to celebrate the success of the work and bring all the lovely participants together, we are folding a fab event at Bangladeshi Centre on Friday 18th Jan 6pm – 8pm.
The event is in partnership with Shantona and will be hosted by the amazing writer and performance artist, Michelle Scally Clarke. There will also be food, music & guest speakers.
Places are limited so to book your place, please call Sawson, project worker on 0113 240 5894
She’s that Leeds Girl
We’re very proud to launch our new photography exhibition ‘She’s that Leeds Girl’. The young women at Getaway Girls have been working with Leeds based photographer Samantha Toolsie to make positive messages about what it’s like to be a young woman living in Leeds. These messages focus on equality, diversity and empowerment.
This fab exhibition was launched on 18th December and will be showing on the big screen in Millennium Square….so why not stop and have a look next time you’re in the vicinity?
Commenting on the exhibition, Flavia Docherty, director at Getaway Girls said:
We wanted to give young women a voice to promote messages that are important to them and other young women in Leeds. This follows on from our campaign 100 dreams 100 girls focusing on young women’s dreams and aspirations for the future.
Leader of Leeds City Council and Women’s Lives Leeds ambassador, Councillor Judith Blake, commented:
It is fantastic to see Getaway Girls working with girls in Leeds to transform their lives and raise their aspirations, I hope this campaign opens the eyes of many young women and shows them that their dreams and aspirations are achievable.
P.S. Don’t worry if you don’t get chance to see the photos on the big screen (although they do look ace when they’re BIG) as we’ve added them here just for you!
She’s That Girl….speaking at the House of Lords!
On Friday 16th November around 200 participants from across the UK, were given the opportunity to have their say on some of the key barriers facing girls and young women in the UK and around the world, and the solutions that should be put in place to ensure they are able to achieve their potential. 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the passing of the life peerages Act 1958, which enabled women to be members of the house of Lords.
We’re extremely proud to say that a group of girls and Youth Worker T from Getaway Girls were part of this group. The event, #Girls Breaking Barriers; How can we ensure that girls and young women are able to achieve their potential in the UK and around the world? focused on four barriers and potential solutions to be voted on in turn. Each section of the debate was opened by a participant and summarised by a member of the House of Lords.
The Four Barriers were;
Girls face stereotypes in schools-assumptions about their capabilities and potential
Girls do not see themselves reflected in public and political life. Positions of power tend to be held by men.
Girls face harassment on the streets on a daily basis
Girls do not have enough information about their bodies, healthy relationships and sexual health.
This is what the girls had to say about the experience:
I felt inspired by the guests and I felt that the opportunity to chair a debate will have a massive impact on my life and career choice
I enjoyed sitting in the seats where so many other inspiring and influential people have sat
I enjoyed getting to meet many empowering women
It was great meeting influential people and getting to speak about issues that matter to girls
Being able to meet so many inspiring women eg; Jodie Whitaker and Baroness Lawrence was such an amazing experience
This experience was very memorable and something I won’t forget
Such a great opportunity and something I will never forget
I enjoyed meeting very inspiring women
It was an amazing experience with memorable moments that I will never forget
A beneficial and worthy experience
This was an awesome experience for Getaway girls to be a part of, and we are so proud of the girls that represented Getaway girls. Well done everyone!!
She’s That Girl….celebrating Youth Work Week 2018
All this week we have been asking people of all ages what Youth Work has meant to them….here is what they have been saying:
She’s That Girl….celebrating Black History Month
All through October we’ve been holding activities and attending events to celebrate Black History Month (BHM). The girls have really enjoyed this and so throughout the month they have been collecting quotes from you so that you can say why BHM is important to you.
They’ve collected some FAB quotes, have a look at them below and if YOU want to get involved in the celebrations next year, give us a call on 0113 240 5894!