Miami Girls Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit media for social change platform empowering women in South Florida. We support Miami leaders shaping the future of our city by amplifying their voices through media partnerships, social media campaigns and multimedia art projects.
WHY MIAMI GIRLS?
In the span of the last 30 years Miami transformed from a tourist destination into a top-tier global city with one of the nation’s fastest growing economies. Despite that transformation, the general perception remains in the beach-and-beauty mode of decades back. Miami women have to contend with the strongest negative misconceptions created by the hypersexualized image of “Miami girls” popularized by the media and perpetuated as public opinion. The result? - Many young women living in Miami hesitate to self-identify with the city.
In 2015 Miami Girls Foundation made it its mission to reshape this damaging stereotype. We launched the platform allowing Miami women to tell the story of the city they love and the communities they support on a daily basis.
With the many voices of Miami women we will change the narrative to engage all of Miami in inclusive prosperity.
WHAT WE DO
We EMPOWER Miami communities by supporting local leaders working on the issues of equal access to vital resources, legal protections, financial stability and other issues contributing to the wellbeing of women.
We ENGAGE emerging leaders by connecting them to the existing causes and inspiring civic participation.
We INSPIRE Miami women to shape a better future for themselves and the places they live in through leadership, community involvement, and mutual support.
Ekaterina Juskowski, a Curator, Researcher and Photographer.