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The Burden of Being

Black women and girls experience discrimination, microaggressions and stereotypes every day. Living with daily racism has a profound impact on the mental health, well-being and lives of all those coping with it. This special program explores the unique mental health burdens of Black women and girls in the United States and features an excerpt of

Meet our Youth Storytellers

About Logan Logan Green is the Center on Gender Justice & Opportunity’s inaugural Youth Storyteller in Residence. She is a writer, activist, and actress from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 2021, she won the National Speech and Debate competition in the Original Spoken Word category for her poem “Reclaiming Girlhood,” which she wrote after reading our Girlhood

Center on Poverty and Inequality Sponsors “Girlhood Interrupted” at National Museum

The Center on Poverty and Inequality commissioned painter Ashley Joi and photographer Sancha McBurnie to create original works to complement the report, pieces that were displayed at a reception following the presentation. Both artists shared their perspectives with the audience. Epstein stressed that the Center on Poverty seeks change at a system level, working to

Girls suffer childhood trauma more. New research shows how yoga can help heal them.

A new report by the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown Law School shows that yoga programs can be particularly effective at helping girls who are incarcerated cope with the effects of trauma that many have experienced. Research shows yoga and mindfulness can promote healthier relationships, increase concentration, and improve self esteem and physical