‘Go Girls’ release song to coincide with International Women’s Day
A young women’s support project will be releasing their own song on iTunes to coincide with International Women’s Day on 8 March.
“Just Be You” has been written and performed by members of Go Girls, which is jointly run by Bron Afon Community Housing and Charter Housing.
Suzy Sorby, youth engagement and support officer, Bron Afon, said: “All the young women involved have a passion for singing and expressing themselves through music.
“They realise that there are a lot of negative songs out there that stereotype women and they wanted to put out a positive message that being true to yourself is what really matters.
“The song covers themes such as positive body image and mental health. It’s a reflection of how they feel about being a young woman today.
“The girls are really proud of what they have created and we are excited that the song is being released on iTunes the same day as International Women’s Day.”
Tara Fitzgerald, 14, one of the co-writers of “Just Be You”, said: “The music project gave me the chance to combine two things I feel passionate about – writing and singing.
“It gave me the courage to empower young women by creating a song that highlights topics that people are afraid to talk about.
“I would love to do this again as it’s not a chance that comes around often.”
The song was produced by Gareth Leeman at Social Soundwaves in Cwmbran. Part of the proceeds from sales of “Just Be You” will go towards future Go Girls’ projects.
The young women in the photo are Tara Fitzgerald, 14 and Sophie Smith, 16.