We envision a world in which young women, femmes, and TGNC youth of color reclaim lives of authenticity, joy, and freedom through restorative justice, collective leadership, creative expression, and radical abolitionist healing.
S.O.U.L. (Sisters Organizing for Understanding & Leadership) Sisters Leadership Collective (SSLC) mobilizes systems-involved girls, femmes, and nonbinary youth of color—Black, Brown, and Indigenous—to build power and resist/disrupt all forms of violence, economic exploitation, and oppression. Our four pillars are leadership, radical artistic expression, healing, and social justice. Growing out of the dire need for gender-specific services and leadership development for young women impacted by school pushout and the justice system in urban areas, SSLC launched in August of 2014 in Miami and NYC.