Dude! Who doesn't want to feel awesome about making a donation to a rad non-profit?! Well now all Two Moon packages offer a donation to this stellar organization.
I’ve been a volunteer at Girls Rock Rhode Island since it’s first year in operation and volunteered at the Brooklyn branch before that. Having played in bands since I was 18, released a dozen CDs and vinyls with various projects, toured the US and Europe several times I’m happy to join up with this rad organization. They offer partial and full scholarships to many of their students every year, which brings in a great group of girls. One summer I taught electric guitar to a young girl who had never picked up the instrument before and was so shy she barely said her name when we did introductions on the first day. Every day we had group lessons, various workshops (women in rock, self defense, confidence on stage, etc), lunch performances by local female musicians and band rehearsals every afternoon. By the end of the week the shy little girl was on stage performing a song that her and her new friends wrote together. Although she was nervous she went up there and performed in front of hundreds of people who came to support the event and she killed it! It brought tears to my eyes to see such a change in one girl’s experience of collaboration, confidence and will power.
This video by E. Lee does a stellar job of describing the awesomeness that is GRRI:
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