The Miami New Times published an article about what organizations to support for International Women’s Day, and SOUL Sisters made the list! Taylor Estape writes:
“Organizing in both New York City and South Florida, the S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective supports leadership among girls and nonbinary youth of color. Ongoing work involves direct engagement with middle- and high-school–aged femmes in the foster care, juvenile, mental-health, and other systems to promote social entrepreneurship, social justice education, and healing. In South Florida, S.O.U.L. Sisters works directly with the Miami Black Girls Matter Coalition through a youth leaders board.
You can provide support for the S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective in several ways. On the planning committee for the BOOM: Assembly for Black Women and Girls, it’s organizing fundraising through a CrowdRise page. Wakumi Douglas, cofounder and executive director at S.O.U.L. Sisters, explains the assembly is “focused on electoral politics and voting rights for black women and girls and building on black women and girls’ political platform approaching the 2018 elections.”
S.O.U.L. Sisters is also always looking for volunteers, especially artists and professionals for project support and mentoring. Support for event, administrative, and operations work are also options for anyone interested in getting involved.
“Young people already have so much power,” Douglas says. “I think empowerment puts a lot of power on the the adults. We don’t see our work that way. We ask them: ‘What do you see in your community that you want to change? How do you want to do that? What do you need?’ We really take our leadership from them.”
To volunteer with the S.O.U.L. Sisters, contact Wakumi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Young women and gender-nonconforming youth interested in getting involved with the Miami Black Girls Matter Coalition can contact Angela at email@example.com.”