Our Mission

Girls Rock Cincinnati is a music and creative arts summer camp for girls and trans youth ages 12-18.

By providing workshops and technical training to girls, trans, and gender variant youth ages 12 - 18, we create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, encourage social change, and foster the development of life skills.

We are a volunteer-run organization that believes all girls and trans youth should have access to camp regardless of cultural background, disability status, or sexual orientation. We work to ensure that anyone interested in attending will not be denied due to transportation or financial barriers.

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There are such few places where I feel really integrated in a community that’s doing real stuff that I care about; I want to cultivate the space that I’ve missed out on the last 23 years of my life, I want to be the role model I needed at that age."

— Marlo Salem, Organizer

our organizers


Marlo Salem

is a local musician and social worker. They are an LGBTQ+ rights and mental health advocate and have worked with local and international non-profits for the last five years. They have been involved with Girls Rock camps for two years and are indescribably overjoyed to bring it to Cincinnati.


Holly Meyer

is a music teacher and vocalist, and has previously volunteered as a vocal instructor and band coach for Grrls Rock in Columbus. She has always been passionate about empowering young people to create, share, and build communities through art, and is thrilled to be a part of bringing this project to Cinci!


Emily Ash

is a Cincinnati-based student, musician, and activist. She is currently studying social work at the University of Cincinnati and has a deep interest in advocating for marginalized people. This is the first time she has been involved with Girls Rock; she is excited to help build a fun and inclusive experience at camp this summer.


Anissa Pulcheon

is a designer, musician, and jack-of-all-crafts, particularly interested in the surreal, soft, and satisfactory. Here to make nice things.

We believe in the radical healing power of community, representation, and making music together, and cannot wait to witness what our campers will create.

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