Girl Noticed is a community-based arts outreach program that through self discovery uncovers and showcases the unique strengths, contributions and abilities of females, providing positive and empowering experiences that define each girl’s value in society.
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.
*Murals can also be done in paint, but must still have a temporary nature and be painted over or replaced within 1-2 years.
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 currently in place and continue to be rigorously developed.
Girl Noticed has had the opportunity to award scholarships helping organizations to add to their programming and also lift the financial burden that is often associated with extracurricular activities, such as camps, lessons, fees and supplies, giving girls and women the opportunity to nurture and grow what is often the very thing that makes them feel good about themselves.
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.
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