SPARKteam applications are now open! We’re seeking girl activists who are passionate, driven, and want to fight the sexualization of girls and women in media. SPARKteam activists work together with the help of adult leadership to plan & carry out global, national, and local actions that push back against sexualization and objectification while promoting girls’ rights to a healthy sexuality.
In 2013-2014, SPARKteam members did a ton of cool stuff, from documenting the lack of women and people of color in Google Doodles to calling out terrible marketing aimed at teen girls; from speaking in front of global policymakers at the UN to blogging about the daily impact of sexualization and its bedfellows: racism, sexism, heterosexism, & cissexism. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
And now: we want you! Here’s what we’re looking for:
- girls—both trans girls and cis girls—between the ages of 13 and 22
- who are passionate about activism, organizing, and changing the world
- who want to work with about 30 other girls and a few adult organizers to dream, scheme, and carry out large and small actions
- who have 15-25 hours a month to dedicate to SPARK
- who are located anywhere on this beautiful earth! SPARK is a US-based organization but SPARKteam membership is open to girls globally
Click through for all the details! Applications are due May 7th, 2014, at 11:59 PM eastern time. Got questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you ASAP!