Heights Resident Jessica Greer Morris Among ‘Newsweek/Daily Beast’ 150 Fearless Women List

Congratulations to Brooklyn Heights resident Jessica Greer Morris, who has been named one of Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s 150 Fearless Women, alongside Nobel Peace laureates, heads of state, Oprah, Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie and Hillary Clinton.

Morris is Executive Director of Project Girl Performance Collective, an empowerment performance troupe for girls 12-21 designed to activate young women to foster change in their community. The initiative “creates a safe space for girls to write and perform their own work to overcome the violence, gender discrimination, poverty and lack of opportunity that is all too prevalent.”

PGPC uses theater as a means to become brave, confident, and socially conscious leaders and to overcome bullying, trafficking, child marriage and rape as a weapon of war. Project Girls have performed at The White House, have been on tour with the UN Foundation and travel to the poorest areas of New York City to ensure they are giving back to the communities where most of the girls come from.

In addition, Morris—the mother of identical twin boys—is a published playwright, founder of Playwrights Unite and a beneficiary of Love Creek/RCL, which produces her work in New York City. She wrote and starred in the New York Times-acclaimed one-woman show, Searching for a Mensch. She has produced work for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women conference, the Samuel French One-Act Competition, NYC Fringe Festival and the Estrogenius Festival. Morris is also a principal at Man Up, a global, youth-led campaign to stop violence against women that she helped to launch in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup with 100 young activists from 25 countries.

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  • http://www.womenyoushouldknow.net/ WYSK

    Thanks so much for posting our Women You Should Know news on Jessica. She is such an amazing, every day woman, who does extraordinary things.

  • Matthew & Michael

    Congratulations Jessica. You’re doing extraordinary and fabulous things and best of all you are an amazing mother to our best friends!!!

  • princess

    What an amazing person! I would love to speak with Ms. Greer Morris about some possible theater projects, as part of our organization’s mission is to promote opportunities for women. If anyone one knows her (or if she is reading this) please contact Judith Jarosz at Theater 2020 in Brooklyn Heights through the website http://www.theater2020.com

  • http://www.projectgirlperformancecollective.org Jessica

    Thank you so much BHB for this recognition.

    Feel like heaven to get kudos from my very own community. I feel so blessed to live in Brooklyn Heights. Y’all have inspired me to bring a performance to all of you. Mark your calendars. Project Girl will be performing at Cadman Plaza Synagogue, Sunday, May 6, 6pm. Details to come.

    The best way to reach me is on FB at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705982895

    Funny story: I have lived in Brooklyn Heights since 1991…and when I moved here my grandmother who was living in Westchester at the time said, “Why are you moving to Brooklyn…we worked sooo hard to get out of Brooklyn.” Wish she was alive to see our borough today.

    Love to everyone in the hood!


  • http://www.projectgirlperformancecollective.org Jessica

    Come out to our show! Will be fun for the whole family.

    Project Girl Performance — Sunday May 6th, 5p
    Fun & Fabulous Fun-Raiser
    Raffles ~ Prizes ~ Yummy Baked Goods ~ Refeshments
    Congregation Mt. Sinai
    (250 Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn Heights)

    RSVP: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=6ce5zijab&v=001YqL8bqhr7N6ui2DWUH8W_dVOH5lesRgj5FmzBkIDGWKdHwqSsRAbrK0dCehyZ3TImYnmI0bKEjB4BFeuSRk_Uw-gbZFHSoPySimHEVhr-Oko2hwM4u9GaQ%3D%3D