Another Kind of Girl Collective (AKGC) is a media arts collective through which young women living in displaced, migrant or transitory communities around the world connect and co-create. It is a space across geographies where they can express their stories, collaborate, and develop a collective process and platform through which their artistic work can be experienced by one another, and on a global level.
Another Kind of Girl Collective’s roots grew from our first media arts workshop of young women from Syria, in a netted picnic shelter inside Jordan’s Za’atari Refugee Camp. Nearly five years later, we have begun the expansion of our collective through a first-ever collaboration with young female artists from another displaced community—indigenous Shipibo teens from Cantagallo, Lima, Peru.
AKGC members believe that the stories they tell, as well as the process of telling these stories, can be transformative; and that bringing their stories out of isolation, to connect with those of other displaced and refugee communities around the world, is a way of building solidarity, understanding and collective power among young women. Their vision is to collectively determine how their own stories are told.