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Explore Our Work



EXPLORE OUR WORK

 

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Explore Our Work



EXPLORE OUR WORK

 

You've learned why our work matters, now explore what we do. 

 

Check out the EXHIBITS we have held in the U.S. and abroad.

 

 

Explore the PHOTOS and PROFILES of girls and women, LIKE ROSA, who share their stories of how playing sports has affected their lives.

Sport is something that gives you energy, it gives you strength, it gives you power, it gives you the sense that you can do everything.
— Rosa Tenorio Silva, Weightlifter, 18 years old
 
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Watch and listen to the voices and girls and women by exploring our VIDEOS

My husband did not understand that I wanted to fly much higher than where I was.
— Margarita Pico, Athlete, Mother, Doctor
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Exhibits


EXHIBITS

Exhibits


EXHIBITS

OUR EXHIBITS

The Through Her Eyes Project produces multimedia exhibits, online and on the ground, to create a global movement to bring awareness and support to girls and women’s sports around the world. We profile athletes of all ages and abilities to showcase how and why sports empower girls and women. We collect and gather girls and women’s voices and showcase their collective experiences, to demonstrate what they gain from participation in sports and the challenges they face in pursuing a space to play.

We produce traveling exhibitions, pop-up exhibits, and online exhibits comprised of photographs and documentaries, to encourage girls and women to play, increase funding for girls and women’s sports, and create opportunities for girls and women to get in the game both on and off the field. 

Check out some of the places we have exhibited our work below. 

 

SIX CITY TOUR OF ECUADOR

we took OUR multimedia exhibit consisting of close to 75 photographs, and 50 short video profiles of girls and women who play sports in Ecuador, back to the country where we first started the project.

Over the course of a month in 2011, we set up exhibits in six cities and shared these voices, faces, and lives with people in Guayaquil, Quito, Cuenca, Loja, Ambato, and Puyo. Each of these cities have a distinct and regional characteristic from their people, to their food, to their customs, and even their weather. These distinct characteristics affects its citizens, and also where and how we put on our exhibits. 

In some places we held exhibits in public squares, in other places in community centers. We held small group discussions and large town hall style meetings about girls/women and sport.  We displayed the photos and videos in each of these cities with the help of community partners, and athletes featured in the exhibits. And in each city, we held our exhibits in spaces open to the public and sometimes held the exhibits outside to attract as man people as we could.

We launched the six city tour in Guayaquil, Ecuador during the annual book fair which draws thousands of visitors through it's doors. We were honored to have then President of the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee, Danilo Carrera, celebrate our opening night with us. Along with long time collaborator Sandra López, former press director at the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee, who has worked to support the project from the start, the exhibit drew large crowds and a great response. Check out a video of the tour above.

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CHICAGO ART DEPARTMENT

In 2012, we displayed our exhibit in the U.S. for the first time at the Chicago Art Department. This multimedia exhibit included two large projection screens of videos and two individual viewing stations where visitors could watch and listen to stories. We showcased close to 50 photographs, complete with selected quotes from many of the girls and women profiled.

Hundreds of visitors made their way through the exhibit over the course of a few days, including school groups, sports teams, and special sessions for small group viewings and discussions. The exhibit could not have been possible without exhibit design assistance from Steve Juras, Kyle Fletcher, and Robert Stanton, and digital assistance and design from Derek Olson to create and program the alternating large scale video displays.

 

SOUTH AMERICAN BEACH GAMES

During the 2013, South American Beach Games in Manta, Ecuador, The Through Her Eyes Project was invited by the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee and South American Beach Games host committee to set up a pop-up exhibit of the photographs on the beach during the games. With spectators and athletes from all over South America, the exhibit caught the eyes of visitors from all over the region.

CHICAGO ART PODS POP UP EXHIBIT

Following our Chicago Art Department exhibit success, The Through Her Eyes Project won a coveted opportunity to display photographs and videos in the Chicago Art Pods on Halsted Street in 2012. Filling various storefronts along the street, the exhibit remained up for a few months, and the reach was far and wide.

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CHICAGO RED STARS GAME POP UP

The Chicago Red Stars invited us to set up an outdoor exhibit at one of their home games. The crowds went wild for the photos and we engaged some of the young girls in our small group conversations during half time.

YWCA EVANSTON POP UP EXHIBIT

Following the success of the Chicago exhibit launch, THE was invited to put on a small pop up exhibit of the photos in the exhibit at the YWCA of Evanston. The exhibit was front and center at the entrance of the YWCA, and garnered lots of attention and eyes from visitors to people passing through.

WNBA CHICAGO SKY GAME POP UP

The Through Her Eyes Project was invited by the WNBA Chicago Sky team to help them celebrate National Women in Sports Day by setting up a pop up exhibit at one of their game days. With honored speakers, a special half time performance, and our exhibit, it was a fantastic way for us to share our project with young and old Sky fans alike, and celebrate the day.

EVANSTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY EVENT POP UP EXHIBIT

In 2017, The Through Her Eyes Project founder Liz Stanton returned to her alma mater for a one day pop up exhibit and discussion to celebrate E.T.H.S.'s annual Women in Sports day event.  She spoke with students about The Through Her Eyes Project, the importance of women and sports around the world, and how it relates to the students of E.T.H.S.

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Education and Training


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Education and Training


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

PASSING ON THE POWER OF TELLING YOUR STORY

 

MEDIA TRAINING

We pass on the skills of how to tell one’s own story, and the power that comes from doing so. Through a visual storytelling curriculum and teaching sessions in each country we visit and communities in the U.S., we pass on the tools to tell stories by sharing with girls and women the basics of how to tell their own stories and the stories of the people in their lives. Through lessons in writing, reporting, photography, video, and social media, the girls and women gain skills that enable them to continue spreading the news, achievements, struggles, and triumphs that are many times ignored by traditional media, even after The Through Her Eyes Project leaves. 

Partnering with other nonprofits who have done education in this area, we have developed our own curriculum, to pass on the power of what it means to tell your own story and the story of those around you.

We want to have a lasting impact.  We collaborate and work with the girls and women who we meet, to ensure that a diversity in voices are being heard and listened to. When this happens, change can happen.

The future is feminine . . . Women are able to achieve when they have support.
— Luis Chocho, Ecuadorian Coach
 
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Sister Teams


Sister Teams

Sister Teams


Sister Teams

WHAT IS A SISTER TEAM? 

 

A SISTER TEAM is a group of girls who play sports and want to share their stories and support others.

We created the SISTER TEAM program to connect teams across the world, and to share both stories and resources.

Through this unique initiative, we pair teams and communities in the U.S. with teams and communities in the developing world and in areas of the U.S. that lack resources. The relationships have two main parts: the teams build relationships through a series of one-on-one conversations, pen-pal relationships and social media exchanges, and the U.S. based teams commit to raise funds and/or collect equipment donations for their sister teams.

Through our SISTER TEAM program, the girls share stories of their lives and build cross-cultural relationships, and support one another in pursuing their dreams to play on and off the fields and courts.

 

 

HOW IT WORKS

We pair teams of a similar age, but often times players of different sports, together. Once two teams are paired, the sharing begins.

  • We facilitate a video Skype call where teams meet each other for the first time and get to see and meet each other. 

  • Then individual girls are paired with a "Sister" with whom they will communicate with on a monthly basis.

  • Each month the teams will receive a topic for discussion and sharing, from simple sharing prompts, such as What is a normal day like for you? to more in depth prompts such as What is one challenge you face?  And, each sister pairing will communicate via Skype, WhatsApp, email, or mail to share their thoughts and world.

  • From the start of the relationship, we work with the teams and coaches to determine what both teams want to get out of the experience, and how our U.S. based sister team can help our developing world team, and vice versa. Typically a goal of raising funds for equipment, or collecting gently used sports clothes or gear will be made, and the teams commit to reaching that goal.

 

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DO YOU PLAY A SPORT?

ARE YOU AN ATHLETE OR A COACH? 

DO YOU WANT TO BE A SISTER TEAM?

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Tell us about your team below and we'll be in touch soon! 


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JOIN US &
BECOME A SISTER TEAM

 
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