Grant #223

Teen FemiList

December 19, 2016

Teen peer-to-peer mentoring that also smashes the patriarchy?
We’re in.

High school: that time in our lives for trying a “new look,” experiencing unrelenting peer pressure, and dealing with the parents (eye roll) who know nothing about, you know, the real you. That’s why you need your people.

Teen FemiList, a listserv for rad, feminist girls and gender non-conforming teens, is an amazing new community with killer squad goals. The new platform offers a space for peer-to-peer mentorship, collaboration, and conversation, all while teens figure out how to survive high school and smash the patriarchy. It’s teen led, but every month there’s a Q&A with an expert to discuss the hot topics raised on the listserv. There is a $10 membership fee, but it goes straight to rockstar organizations fighting for equality. Don’t have $10 to spare? No worries, the Awesome Without Borders grant will provide underwriting so that the Teen FemiList can be inclusive without regard to economic status.

All around, this innovative listserv is amaze-a-licious, and you need to get in on it immediately. And did we mention that it’s founded by one of our AWB Trustees, the awesome Jules Spector? Yes. We know — awesome! Check her out on Instagram for the latest updates.



After 11+ years, we’re signing off and closing applications for good. We’ve supported 571 projects with $571,000 in grant dollars. We’re so proud to have celebrated such incredible work. Please visit for more information on other AWESOME chapters! And thanks for sharing so much awesomeness with us.

Team Awesome Without Borders