Seen & Heard: Women and Girls in the Midlands
Seen & Heard: Women and Girls in the Midlands is a photovoice project by WREN in partnership with Indie Grits Labs, aimed at elevating the stories of women and gender minorities to create conversation and awareness around shared opportunities and barriers.
Below are photography collections from over fifty women, girls, and gender minorities located across the midlands region. For most, this was the first time intentionally using photography to capture a story. All photos were used to express the opportunities and barriers found in their communities. Note: this only includes photos participants wished to share with the community at large, for this reason, some galleries are smaller than others.
Every Black Girl Inc. and Sowing Seeds into the Midlands served as the co-collaborators of our youth group. EBG is a national campaign focused on bringing awareness and solutions to issues impacting black girls to create a world where #EBG can thrive. Sowing Seeds is Columbia-based, grassroots nonprofit committed to helping youth ages 13-18 thrive.View the Collection
St. Lawrence Place
St. Lawrence Place is a primary program of Homeless No More, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping homeless and at-risk families in the midlands of South Carolina.View the Collection
Girls Rock Columbia is a music and mentoring program that empowers girls and trans and gender non-conforming youth by fostering self-respect, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.View the Collection
The Hive Community Circle
The Hive Community Circle (The Hive CC) is a faith-based national health awareness 501(c)3 organization serving survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence of marginalized communities.View the Collection
Founded in 2005, PASOs helps the Latino community and service providers work together for strong and healthy families through education, advocacy, and leadership development.View the Collection
Watch the Documentary
Columbia-based filmmaker and media arts educator, Mahkia Greene, captures the journey of photovoice in her featured mini-documentary entitled "To Be Seen." Check it out to the right or watch it on YouTube with the button below.Watch the Video