City leaders and community partners celebrated Girl Noticed’s creation of an inspiring and empowering mural at Jackson Public Schools‘ Hardy Middle School in West Jackson, funded in part by Greater Jackson Arts Council and Visit Jackson, MS. The mural recognized Margaret Walker (born 1915), novelist, poet, scholar, and teacher, best known for her Civil War novel Jubilee (1963) and for her powerful collection of poetry about racial affirmation, For My People (1942). Ms. Walker looks with pleasure at the silhouette of a young girl reading. This girl is meant to be a representation of all the girls at Hardy Middle School and to serve as a reminder as they enter their school that knowledge and an education can empower them to do anything.
Girl Noticed impacting communities across the nation.
Girl Noticed is a community mural and arts outreach project, traveling the globe to build and maintain a world better informed about the positive impact the simple act of “noticing” a girl has. Every girl, just the way she is, has something about her worth noticing. Girl Noticed makes the bold statement that it is a community’s responsibility to notice. By empowering girls and women we highlight and recognize the value they add to a community and the world.