“Get in trouble; good trouble, necessary trouble.” – John Lewis
Civil Rights hero and U.S. Congressman John Lewis has spent a career fighting injustice, speaking up and getting into “good trouble,” as he calls it. (He’s been arrested more than 40 times in the process!)
With a core value of fearlessness, Girls to the Moon celebrates good trouble – especially for girls, who are too often encouraged to behave, act nice, and do as they’re told.
On April 7, we explore the idea of good trouble with a panel of incredible women who’ve pushed the envelope and succeeded by shaking things up – in business, art, culture, and life.
Renata Soto, co-founder and Executive Director of Conexion Americas, which supports more than 6,000 Latino immigrant families annually in becoming homeowners, starting businesses and more. Nina Donovan, whose powerful poem, “Nasty Woman”, was performed by Ashley Judd at the Women’s March on Washington earlier this year. Watch 19-year-old Donovan read her poem. Mother-daughter duo Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons, who have been blazing trails in the male-dominated tech startup field with their company, Mixtroz. And Freya West, an award-winning performer, teacher and writer whose works on body image have been featured in numerous publications including the Huffington Post.