Around the country, women are fighting hard to have their voices heard when it comes to their own bodies and healthcare decisions.
They are fighting to have their voices heard and believed when they share their stories of sexual harassment and abuse.
It's overwhelming and powerful to witness, and to be a part of --- women across multiple generations, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities joining together to make their voices louder, and to make sure they cannot be ignored.
But where does that work begin? How do we ensure that the youth and women of tomorrow are finding their voice and learning how to use them?
It starts here --- with Girls Rock Charlotte, a non-profit organization that amplifies the voices and confidence of girls and gender diverse youth through the power of music and film.
Every summer, Girls Rock Charlotte brings together a community of artists and experts from the music and film industries to turn Spirit Square into a safe and special place for art, music, and personal transformation.
The campers that experience Girls Rock will know what it feels like to stand in the spotlight, to tell their story, and to be a part of a band that has their back.
Girls Rock Charlotte has already helped more than 200 girls and young women find their voice, and this year they will provide that experience to 100 more.
I am running a personal fundraiser now through June 29 date to make sure that this once in a lifetime experience can be extended to even more young women, regardless of their ability to pay.
I hope you'll join me by making a donation to this incredible organization. If you do, you'll also be invited to attend the final concert of next week's Kids Rock summer camp concert for girls ages 8-12, and see with your own eyes how magical it is to find your voice.
For more on Girls Rock Charlotte's amazing work, visit girlsrockclt.org.
You can also follow along with @girlsrockclt on instagram and Girls Rock Charlotte on Facebook to see this year's campers take the spotlight next week.
"This camp was the most rewarding thing my child has ever attended," 2018 camper parent.
100 youth will rock n' reel in 2019....BECAUSE OF YOU!!! Help us to teach them all to rock their voice, vision and power - together. Our summer camp scholarship fundraiser is for the 50+ deserving kids and teens who will be rocking the stage and screen this year!!
Our campers say...
"This camp is encouraging and gave me hope."
"The teach us so many great things about women's empowerment and I love that they teach us that girls can do anything."
"Best camp ever!"
Our families say...
"My daughter loved it and came home every day feeling excited and empowered."
"Our whole family cried happy tears watching her...this is an amazing camp for girls and does amazing things for their confidence."
"Thank you for providing my child with friendship, confidence and acceptance."