As Kate Nash prepares to go on tour to promote her new album “Girl Talk,” she’s also spreading the word about Because I Am a Girl, an international non-profit that creates better lives for girls and women in the developing world.
The popular English singer has a real affinity for the charity’s mission. “I’m so happy to be a part of this campaign, it feels like the perfect charity for me to join forces with,” Nash said. “I love empowering women and girls and being able to do this in developing countries in parts of the world is so exciting. I can’t wait to help give girls the opportunities they deserve and see them realize their full potential.”
Because I Am a Girl recently named Nash a Global Ambassador, and the campaign will join her on the road as she embarks on her North American tour. Nash will also visit villages and schools in Ghana later this month.
It’s shocking – if you’re a 15-year-old-girl in a developing country, chances are you’re already married, you dropped out of school, and you may have been pregnant even though you’re still a child yourself. This has detrimental effects not only for the girls, but also for their families, their communities, and, by extension, the success of their countries.
Nash is no stranger to helping out. In 2009, the singer raised money for a girl who had lost her hands so she could afford prosthetics, and in 2011 she set up a donation stand to raise money for those left homeless by the English riots that year. She has spoken out against unhealthy body image and encouraged fans to support Pussy Riot throughout their trial and unjust jailing in Russia. It seems only natural that Because I Am a Girl and Nash would partner up.
Nash’s new album, “Girl Talk,” is set to hit stands in the United States on March 5. The record is being released under her own label, Have 10p Records, which gives her “girl power” mantra even more credibility.
Nash will embark on a North American tour on March 12. Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City are already sold out, but there are still plenty of dates with tickets left.
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