In honor of the International Day of the Girl on October 11, the Reshma Saujani-founded nonprofit Girls Who Code has released a powerful new visual album celebrating young women and girls.
Titled “Sisterh>>d,” the album is “designed spotlight girl changemakers and inspire 50 million young women around the world to stand up for a cause that matters to them,” Saujani said in a statement.
Since its founding, Girls Who Code has worked to close the gender gap in the computer science world and runs programs for middle and high school girls devoted to teaching them programming and tech skills.
The first single off the album is a cover of the classic 1970s civil rights anthem “O-o-h Child” by the Five Stairsteps. The new version of the song features Regan Aliyah, the popular indie rapper Chika and Tiffany Gouché.
“We got so much power/can change the world in hours/Put some of us in charge and we’ll never be no cowards,” Chika raps during the song’s bridge. The new video for “Ooh Child” features girls from all walks of life as they dance, play sports and (of course) code.
Girls Who Code has been releasing a song from the album every day this week. The full “Sisterh>>d” album will be available to watch here on Thursday.