Girls That Create (GTC) strongly believes that the arts set culture. Although women currently comprise half of the U.S. population, there is underrepresentation for women behind the scenes creating the media we all consume. To address gender imbalances, women must have a seat at decision-making tables as creators and leaders.
For this to happen, GTC is going back to the beginning—childhood and adolescence. Girls interested in the arts and humanities must have support throughout their younger years, much like their sister counterparts who love STEM.
Through digital content on creative resources, parenting, growing skills, and empowering environments, GTC nourishes future creators while encouraging greater female representation. The platform is also an ally to all marginalized groups across the arts.
Erin Prather Stafford, Founder
As the mother to two young girls and holder of a Master’s degree in gender and international development, Erin Prather Stafford is acutely aware that fixing gender imbalances in the media is key to changing gender disparity everywhere. That’s why she launched the online platform Girls That Create, which supports the parents and caregivers of creative girls.
Erin is also the Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES, which traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. The film also examines the portrayal of powerful women in mass media and why representation matters. WONDER WOMEN! had its national broadcast on Independent Lens | PBS and was chosen for Women and Girls Lead, a multiyear public media initiative to focus, educate, and connect citizens worldwide in support of women and girls. Among her writing awards, Erin is a recipient of the Barbara Jordan media award.
Roxana Bouwer, Writer
Roxana writes for conscious people and companies who are doing good in the world. Her areas of expertise include:
- Female empowerment and gender equality.
- Humane technology and its applications in solving social issues.
- Conscious leadership and personal development.
Find out more at roxanawrites.com.
Girls That Create Intern Program
Amaya Coleman, Summer 2021 Content Intern
Amaya Coleman is a rising senior at The University of Texas at Austin with a major in Theatre and Dance and a minor in Media and Entertainment Industries. She previously worked as an event coordinator with Afterglow, a music publication based in Austin, Texas, where she became more interested in editorial writing. From there, she created her blog entitled BeWITched: A Blog Dedicated to Black Women in Theatre.
Amaya Coleman is an advocate for women’s equity and using the arts for creative self-expression. She was a member of a Girl Up chapter founded in Missouri City, Texas, and is passionate about authentic storytelling regarding Women of Color in the arts.
Mia Bustillos, Summer 2021 Content Intern
Mia Bustillos is currently entering her senior year at St. Edwards, working towards completing her Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a specialization in journalism and digital media. She has experience in digital media marketing and experience writing for CABRA magazine and Hilltop Views at St. Edwards.
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What is the Creator Spotlight Series?
Creator Spotlight features interviews with artistic women/girls and showcases their work. If you know an artist you’d like to see spotlighted, email erin(at)girlsthatcreate(dot)com.
Do you accept guest posts?
Absolutely. You can submit a guest post by emailing erin(at)girlsthatcreate(dot)com.
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Yes. Products related to the arts, parenting, and empowering women and girls are ideal. Only products that are a true and authentic fit for the site’s audience will be considered. Items received may be kept by the writer(s) of this blog or may be given away to readers via Girls That Create contests.
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