Established in 2003,...
...GRLZradio was founded in response to the media’s hyper-sexual depiction of women and the negative impact of community violence on teens in the Boston area. After expressing
their concerns to a mentor, a small group of local young women from the Dorchester area, were given the opportunity to bring these issues before former mayor, Thomas Menino. Their goal was to create media that portrayed women in a positive and respectful manner. With the support of Mayor Menino, and the backing of several community leaders, GRLZradio was created. This legacy continues to live on, as we strive every day to ensure that the voices of teen girls are heard and respected.