I created this site because I've been researching girls' media production for over a decade now, and wanted to pull together in one place information on girl media producers, as well as programs for and research about girls' media-making.

If you'd like me to link to your work or program, please email me. This project will grow and be useful only through the help of good people like yourself. I'm especially interested in adding information on programs and research from outside the U.S. Thanks!

Articles about Girls' Media-Making

Bloustien, Gerry. "Ceci N’Est Pas Une Jeune Fille." Hop On Pop : The Pleasures and Politics of Popular Culture. Eds. Henry Jenkins, Tara McPherson, and Jane Shattuc. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002.

---. "'It’s Different To A Mirror 'Cos It Talks To You': Teenage girls, video cameras and identity." Wired Up: Young People and The Electronic Media. Ed. Sue Howard. London: Falmer Press.1998.

---. "Striking a Pose! Girls, Cameras and Deflecting the Gaze." Youth Studies Australia 15.3 (1996) 26-32.

Bortree, Denise Sevick. “Presentation of Self on the Web: An Ethnographic Study of Teenage Girls’ Weblogs.” Education, Communication & Information 5.1 (Mar. 2005) 25-39.

Carter, Mia. “The Politics of Pleasure: Cross-Cultural Autobiographic Performance in the Video Works of Sadie Benning.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 23.3 (Spring 1998) 745-769.

Comstock, Michelle. “Grrrl Zine Networks: Re-Composing Spaces of Authority, Gender, and Culture.” Journal of Advanced Composition 21.2 (Spring 2001) 383-409.

Crowther, Barbara. “Writing as Performance: Young Girls’ Diaries.” Making Meaning of Narratives in the Narrative Study of Lives. Eds. Ruthellen Josselson and Amia Lieblich. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1999. 197-220.

Dobson, Amy Shields. “Femininities as Commodities: Cam Girl Culture.” Next Wave Cultures: Feminism, Subcultures, Activism. Ed. Anita Harris. New York: Routledge, 2008. 123-148.

Drotner, Kirsten. “Girl Meets Boy: Aesthetic Production, Reception, and Gender Identity.” Cultural Studies 3.2 (1989) 208-225.

Edut, Tali with Dyann Logwood and Ophira Edut. “Hues Magazine: The Making of a Movement.” Third Wave Agenda: Being Feminist, Doing Feminism. Eds. Leslie Heywood and Jennifer Drake. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997. 83-98.

Gaunt, Kyra D. “Dancin’ in the Street to a Black Girl’s Beat: Music, Gender, and the ‘Ins and Outs’ of Double-Dutch.” Generations of Youth: Youth Cultures and History in Twentieth-Century America. Eds. Joe Austin and Michael Nevin Willard. New York: New York University Press, 1998. 272-292.

Gottlieb, Joanne, and Gayle Wald. “Smells Like Teen Spirit: Riot Grrrls, Revolution and Women in Independent Rock.” Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Youth Culture. Eds. Andrew Ross and Tricia Rose. New York: Routledge, 1994. 250-74. Originally published in Critical Matrix 7.2 (1993) 11-43.

Grahame, Jenny. “Playtime: Learning about Media Institutions through Practical Work.” Watching Media Learning: Making Sense of Media Education. Ed. David Buckingham. Bristol: Taylor & Francis, 1990. 101-123.

Guevara, Nancy. “Women Writin’ Rappin’ Breakin’.” The Year Left 2: An American Socialist Yearbook. Eds. Mike Davis, Manning Marable, Fred Pfeil, and Michael Sprinker. Stonybrook: Verso: 1987. 160-175.

Hunter, Jane. “Inscribing the Self in the Heart of the Family: Diaries and Girlhood in Late-Victorian America.” American Quarterly 44.1 (Mar. 1992) 51-81.

Jennings, Carol. “Girls Make Music: Polyphony and Identity in Teenage Rock Bands.” Growing Up Girls: Popular Culture and the Construction of Identity. Eds. Sharon R. Mazzarella and Norma Odom Pecora. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. 175-192.

Kearney, Mary Celeste. “‘Don’t Need You’: Rethinking Identity Politics and Separatism from a Grrrl Perspective.” Youth Culture: Identity in a Postmodern World. Ed. Jonathon S. Epstein. Malden: Blackwell, 1998. 148-88.

---. “Girls Make Movies.” Youth Cultures: Texts, Images, and Identities. Eds. Kerry Mallan and Sharyn Pearce. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2003. 17-34.

---. “The Missing Links: Riot Grrrl—Feminism—Lesbian Culture.” Sexing the Groove: Gender and Popular Music. Ed. Sheila Whiteley. New York: Routledge, 1997. 207-29.

---. “Pink Technology: Media-Making Gear for Girls.” Camera Obscura 74 [25.2] (2010) 1-38.

---. “Producing Girls: Rethinking the Study of Female Youth Culture.” Delinquents and Debutantes: Twentieth-Century American Girls’ Cultures. Ed. Sherrie A. Inness. New York: New York University Press, 1998. 285-310.

---. “Productive Spaces: Girls’ Bedrooms as Sites of Cultural Production.” Journal of Children and Media 1.2 (July 2007) 126-141.

---. “Riot Grrrl: It’s Not Just Music, It’s Not Just Punk.” Spectator 16.1 (Fall/Winter 1995) 82-95.

Klein, Melissa. “Duality and Redefinition: Young Feminism and the Alternative Music Community.” Third Wave Agenda: Being Feminist, Doing Feminism. Eds. Leslie Heywood and Jennifer Drake. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997. 207-225.

Leonard, Marion. “Paper Planes: Travelling the New Grrrl Geographies.” Cool Places: Geographies of Youth Cultures. Eds. Tracey Skelton and Gill Valentine. New York: Routledge, 1998. 101-118.

---. “‘Rebel Girl, You Are the Queen of My World’: Feminism, ‘Subculture’ and Grrrl Power.” Sexing the Groove: Popular Music and Gender. Ed. Sheila Whiteley. New York: Routledge, 1997. 230-255.

Milliken, Christie. “The Pixel Visions of Sadie Benning.” Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Cinemas of Girlhood. Eds. Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002. 285-302.

Murray, Susan. “Saving Our So-Called Lives: Girl Fandom, Adolescent Subjectivity, and My So-Called Life.” Kids’ Media Culture. Ed. Marsha Kinder. Durham: Duke University Press, 1999. 221-235.

O’Brien, Lucy. “The Woman Punk Made Me.” Punk Rock: So What?: The Cultural Legacy of Punk. Ed. Roger Sabin. London: Routledge, 1999. 186-198.

Orwin, Anne and Adrianne Carageorge. “The Education of Women in Film Production.” Journal of Film and Video 53.1 (Spring 2001) 40-53.

Piano, Doreen. “Congregating Women: Reading 3rd Wave Feminist Practices in Subcultural Production.” Rhizomes 4 (Spring 2002). http://www.rhizomes.net/issue4/piano.html.

---. “Resisting Subjects: The Politics of Spectacular Style in Women's Subcultural Production.” The Post-Subcultures Reader. Ed. David Muggleton. New York: Berg Press, 2003. 253-265.

Polak, Michele. “It’sa gURL Thing: Community Versus Commodity in Girl-Focused Netspace.” Digital Generations: Children, Young People, and the New Media. Eds. David Buckingham and Rebekah Willett. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006. 177-192.

Reddington, Helen. “‘Lady’ Punks in Bands: A Subculturette?” The Post-Subcultures Reader. Eds. David Muggleton and Rupert Weinzierl. New York: Berg, 2003. 239-251.

Reid-Walsh, Jacqueline and Claudia Mitchell. “Girls’ Websites: A Virtual ‘Room of One’s Own.’” All About the Girl: Power, Culture, and Identity. Ed. Anita Harris. New York: Routledge, 2004. 173-82

Schilt, Kristen. “‘I'll Resist with Every Inch and Every Breath’: Girls and Zine Making as a Form of Resistance.” Youth & Society 35.1 (2003) 71-97.

---. “‘Riot Grrrl Is . . .’: The Contestation over Meaning in a Music Scene.” Music Scenes: Local, Translocal, and Virtual. Eds. Andy Bennett and Richard A. Peterson. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2004. 115-130.

Scheiner, Georganne. “The Deanna Durbin Devotees: Fan Clubs and Spectatorship.” Generations of Youth: Youth Cultures and History in Twentieth-Century America. Eds. Joe Austin and Michael Nevin Willard. New York: New York U P, 1998. 81-94.

Smith, Jen. “Doin’ It for the Ladies—Youth Feminism: Cultural Productions/Cultural Activism.” Third Wave Agenda: Being Feminist, Doing Feminism. Eds. Leslie Heywood and Jennifer Drake. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997. 226-238.

Stern, Susannah. “Adolescent Girls’ Expression on Web Home Pages: Spirited, Sombre and Self-Conscious Sites.” Convergence 5.4 (Winter 1999) 22-41.

---. “Adolescent Girls’ Home Pages as Sites for Sexual Self-Expression.” SIECUS Report 28.5 (June-July 2000) 6-15

---. “Sexual Selves on the World Wide Web: Adolescent Girls’ Home Pages as Sites for Sexual Self-Expression.” Sexual Teens, Sexual Media: Investigating Media’s Influence on Adolescent Sexuality. Eds. Jane D. Brown, Jeanne R. Steele, and Kim Walsh-Childers. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002. 265-85

---. “Virtually Speaking: Girls’ Self-Disclosure on the WWW.” Women’s Studies in Communication 25.2 (Fall 2002) 223-253.

Takayoshi, Pamela, Emily Huot, and Meghan Huot. “No Boys Allowed: The World Wide Web as a Clubhouse for Girls.” Computers and Composition 16.1 (1999) 89-106.

Thiel, Shayla Stern. “‘IM Me’: Identity Construction and Gender Negotiation in the World of Adoelscent Girls and Instant Messaging.” Girls Wide Web: Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity. Ed. Sharon R. Mazzarella. New York: Peter Lang, 2005. 179-201.

Wald, Gayle. “Just a Girl?: Rock Music, Feminism, and the Cultural Construction of Female Youth.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 23.3 (Spring 1998) 585-610.

Zobl, Elke. “Persephone is Pissed! Grrrl Zine Reading, Making, and Distributing across the Globe.” Hecate 30.2 (Oct. 2004) 156-175.