Our Mission & Vision

a woman holding a sign that says "transformation"

 

S.O.U.L Sisters supports new leaders that have “lived and breathed” the inequalities of our legal, educational, and economic systems.

Our Mission

Our mission is to mobilize systems-involved girls and femmes of color – black, brown, and indigenous – to interrupt cycles of state violence, poverty, and oppression. Our four pillars are leadership, healing, social justice, and the arts.

The Problem

We are failing young women of color. Our girls face sexual violence and depression at higher rates than their white and male counterparts, and are more likely to attempt suicide. They are losing their children, and their children in turn are losing their families, to a discriminatory foster care system. They are the fastest growing prison population. They are losing their brothers, fathers, and partners to police brutality and mass incarceration. What’s worse is the deafening silence in which our girls suffer.  We are losing generations of potential leaders. Our society cannot afford this loss.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which young women and femmes of color reclaim lives of authenticity, joy, and freedom through restorative justice, collective leadership, creative expression, and radical abolitionist healing.

 

SOUL Sisters Member

Usually they [young women] don’t say anything about it [pain]. Then they finally start talking to somebody and letting them know how they’re feeling and its like ‘why are you so mad, why are you so angry?’ They just need help.”

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