She Speaks Her Story

She Speaks Her Story: A Collection of Teen Girls Conversations is a zine created and distributed by the GirlPower senior capstone at Portland State University.

Portland State requires undergraduate students to participate in a senior capstone — a 6-credit course that combines class time with community involvement. The GirlPower capstone focuses on empowering local teenage girls and creating a zine that highlights their experiences.

Brie was involved with GirlPower in Winter 2016. She interviewed for, transcribed, designed and copy edited portions of that term’s zine, She Speaks Her Story. The zine focuses on topics such as identity, relationships and what it means to be a girl.

About 100 copies of She Speaks were printed and distributed among the participants of the project.