About

FIND A WALL

the perfect place for people to notice

GATHER SUPPORT

businesses, schools, organizations, sponsorship

PLAN AN EVENT

a community celebration

NOMINATE

notice someone

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Created three years ago by artist Lori Pratico, it all begins with local communities nominating girls and women as candidates to be “Noticed” for their talents, strengths and character. An individual is then selected and recognized in a unique and compelling way. The girl’s image is drawn in charcoal along with the words “NOTICE ME”, on a large exterior wall. Nominations cover a wide spectrum, from overcoming personal struggles to momentous achievements. The individual chosen represents many others like them and has brought attention to subjects such as Asperger’s Syndrome, racism, poor body image, domestic violence, education, breast cancer awareness, and LGBTQ rights to name a few. The murals are done in charcoal, which will fade off the wall, adding a sense of urgency to “notice”. Notice the girl and what she values in herself, what makes her feel good about herself, before those things change or fade away. It is a temporary mural with a positive and permanent message.

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To date over 24 females have been noticed in 10 states and Girl Noticed has received widespread media attention. It has been a pleasure to share many heartwarming moments with the girls and women of all ages who were inspired and empowered to notice what makes each one of us uniquely extraordinary, but we have only scratched the surface of what Girl Noticed sets out to accomplish. With sufficient funding, Girl Noticed will expand its reach and impact many more young women throughout the country. A variety of workshops for all ages including those inline with The Common Core State Standards for Education, community discussions and presentations, as well as larger mural events are all being rigorously developed. It is Girl Noticed’s intention to award 3 scholarships in each state we visit to lift the financial burden that is often associated with extracurricular activities, such as camps, lessons, fees and supplies. Let’s give young girls the opportunity to nurture and grow what is often the very thing that makes them feel good about themselves. We are working towards a day once a year where communities throughout the United States will host events celebrating girls and women. Local artists will be mentored to create their own charcoal murals and hold workshops within their communities.

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For Lori, her artwork is not only her passion but also her voice. She is driven to inspire people to recognize that no matter what, there is always something about them extraordinary and worth noticing. As a teenager Lori’s life was greatly affected when a teacher nominated her for The National Honor Society and let her read the nomination letter. The small act of someone taking notice had a great impact on her life. “Most girls and women compare themselves to unrealistic norms society has put into place. We strive for perfection, and live in a constant state of I’m not good enough”, says Pratico. Girl Noticed reminds us to pause, acknowledge and appreciate others and ourselves.

 

 

14 thoughts on “About

  1. go girls!!!!!! wonderful project and I will await the travel evidence and LOOK for the opportunity to NOTICE these works in my travel!! Brilliant idea and all the very best to Lori and Elizabeth!!

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  2. Thank you for truly making a difference with this nationwide project that is rich with female empowerment! You have my full support!

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  3. What a wonderful project. Brian Somerville suggested I contact you. We would love to host you at the Arts Council of Southern Indiana. My contact info is. Julie Schweitzer 812-949-4238. I look froward to hearing from you.

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  4. Sapphire Writer July 1, 2016 — 3:25 pm

    Wow, I love this! Brilliant project, love the heart behind it and definitely agree with this. Will donate for sure. And was wondering if you’d be up for an interview and/or guest post on my blogs (I have two)? I’d love to support this project and share it as much as I can. I’ll send an email as well.

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    1. I appreciate you taking the time to read it and being yet another stranger I’ll possibly get to know. 😉 absolutely email me, and I’ll check out your blog as well.

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      1. Sapphire Writer July 2, 2016 — 12:00 am

        Awesome, thanks so much. Got your email. Will come up with some questions and get back to you. Thanks so much!

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      2. Hello, it’s me again, just with a different profile picture. Was wondering if you got the email with the interview questions and if you were still up for me posting it along with a link to your blog and kickstarter campaign? Thanks heaps, JD!

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      3. Hi! So sorry I haven’t gotten back to you with your questions. I have had an incredibly busy couple weeks. I will try to answer them today and get it back to you. Meanwhile when you have a chance read my latest blog post. I’ve shared the link to your site there. Have a great one!

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      4. Hey, no worries at all, I totally understand and thought you would be busy with the project and things.
        Take your time and whenever it suits you.
        And love that blog post – so very cool. I’m going to leave a comment over there right now – hehe.

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  5. p.s. We’ve currently launched a Kickstarter. Would be forever grateful if you shared. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1507400103/girl-noticed-nationwide-mural-project

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  6. Deborah Cosgrove July 28, 2017 — 2:00 pm

    Good Morning Lori
    I’m rarely rendered speechless, yet I was after reading ur world-changing project. All womyn and girls r so very powerful, important, and worthy of being noticed. Since they’re so often not….you r providing the path 4 all to follow!! I’m putting it out there to the Universe that ur work is made into a documentary for all to see. Thank you 4 ur resilience and sensitivity and commitment to ur passion. Ur changing the world….One womyn and girl at a time.
    With much respect and joy
    Deborah Cosgrove

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I am continually blessed to have people enter my life who share my heart, it makes giving it away that much easier. ❤️

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