Young Women are referred to Miss Represented through a range of agencies including social services, the youth offending service, individual key workers and pupil referral units.
We are a bold, rich, loving and creative way of providing support to these young women leading them away from destructive patterns, and helping them understand and process complex relationships or painful life experiences. Miss Rep moves the girls towards solidarity, connectivity and friendship, giving them the lifelong skills they need to communicate and thrive.
Part of why Miss Represented is so successful is because being collaborative is at the heart of what we do. We are led by our young women and we develop strong relationships that build trust and generate confidence.
We take our conversations and creativity and make cross-art productions and installations that are raw, unapologetic, layered and strike to the heart. We take this work on tour, locally and nationally including Q&A’s and workshops, and also to social care and youth work conferences connecting with different sectors, influencing policy and having honest conversations.
If this sounds like a young person you know or work with, or you are interested in hosting Miss Rep, please get in touch.
Intervention before exclusion - Miss Represented works in schools with young women who are at risk of exclusion, and in Pupil Referral Units.
“Talk to any child in prison or in trouble with the police and they will tell you that falling out of school was a trigger point.” Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England
Two Miss Rep artist-mentors run weekly specialised creative and pastoral sessions with six girls identified by the school as needing support.
Creative work is shared at miss Rep events and often the young women across a number of schools collaborate to create larger pieces such as I See Red which featured in Brighton Festival.
Year 9 can be tough. At Hove Park School we supported six Year 9 girls as they transitioned into Year 10. Only one needed ongoing additional support following this intervention.
If you are a school interested in this programme, we’d love to talk about how we can make it work best for you. We like to work in a bespoke way making sure the young women and the schools are getting what they need.