The LGBTQ-focused network Here TV won a Daytime Emmy for its documentary series Girls' Voices Now, which features young women and girls from marginalized communities telling their own stories.
An episode of the series, focusing on 16-year-old Bangladeshi-American Mehrin, won Outstanding Short Form Children's Program at the Daytime Emmys, handed out earlier this month in Los Angeles. Titled "Girls' Voices Now: Under the Scarf," the episode features Mehrin describing how she came to the U.S. at age 11 and how she adapted to life in L.A., facing discrimination for her skin color and hijab, but also allowed the freedom to learn and achieve, something denied to her in Bangladesh.
“We are so grateful to the Academy for this Daytime Emmy® Award. Here TV has social justice in our DNA. We look for opportunities to produce programming that inspire and uplift the human condition,” says Emmy award-winning actor-producer David Millbern, who worked on the series. “As social media bombards young girls with toxic imagery, we strive to empower these amazing, diverse, filmmakers to share their authentic stories."
Here TV, previously a sister company of The Advocate, launched in 2004 and is one of the oldest and largest channels geared toward an LGBTQ+ audience. Find out more about Girls' Voices Now here.