Our Creation Story
“In 2014 my 4th grade daughter desperately wanted to join a young girl’s scouting troop. As she was blooming into a young tween of color, I watched her begin to critically think about and navigate through her identity and radical values. I saw the need for a group that would empower and encourage her to form bonds of sisterhood with other girls in her community. I began to imagine what a radical young girl’s social justice troop looked like; a group that centered and affirmed her experiences as a beautiful and brilliant brown girl against so many societal pressures to conform to mainstream ideals of girlhood. I shared this idea with her and she lit up with excitement! I knew, however, that I could not possibly do this alone so I called on Marilyn, a close friend and chosen sister, who I knew would be a fantastic Co-Founder. She accepted this challenge and together we launched the Radical Monarchs in December 2014!” – Anayvette Martinez
Social Justice Educational Radical Badge Units
Each Radical Badge Unit involves learning about social justice and self empowerment focused topics through experiential field trips and workshops.
An example of some of the Radical Badges we earn include: Black Lives Matter, Radical Pride, Pachamama Justice, Radical Coding.