About Us

miss represented
Young women exploring life through the arts, making powerful work for personal development and social change.

At Miss Rep we make and eat lunch together every week.
We talk about a lot of different things.
We make art, we write songs, we create characters and their lives.
Maybe we write about our own lives.
Everyone in the group experiences some challenges in life, whether struggling at school, having issues at home, problems with certain relationships or life situations.
Miss Rep comes together to share and transform, to see who we are and who we want to become.
Many girls have joined miss rep over the years, some for six months, some for 7 years. Everyone makes their own choices. The girls’ ages have ranged from 13 – 21.
We make shows and exhibitions to share our work.
Our work is cross-art, layered, unapologetic and honest.
We share our work to make invisible stories visible, to ask questions, to embrace common ground and to spark vital dialogue with our communities.
We believe in equality.
We see prejudice and disadvantage around us. Miss Rep seeks to shine a light on the young people whose amazing potential has been obscured by simplistic labels, to amplify the voices that are unheard, to build resilience and self-love and discover purpose and passion.

Meet the team

Creativity has the power to heal deep wounds.


Girls are referred to Miss Represented from a range of agencies including:

  • social services
  • youth offending
  • schools that have identified young women at risk of exclusion

We are a bold, rich, loving and creative way of providing support to these young women leading them away from crime, and helping them understand and process complex relationships or painful life experiences. Miss Rep moves the girls towards solidarity, connectivity and friendship, giving them the life long skills they need to communicate and thrive.

Part of why Miss Represented is so successful is because being collaborative is at the heart of what we do. We are led by our young women and we develop strong relationships that build trust and generate confidence.

“Talk to any child in prison or in trouble with the police and they will tell you that falling out of school was a trigger point.”

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, March 2019.


Intervention before exclusion

Experienced Facilitators

Two Miss Rep artist-mentors will come to your school for 10 weeks a term. They will work weekly with 6 girls identified by you.

What do you need?

We can work with you to design a year long programme aimed at supporting the girls who need the most support.


Year 9 can be tough. At Hove Park we supported six Year 9 girls as they transitioned into Year 10. Only 1 needed ongoing additional support following this intervention.


This is a subsidised programme. We’d love to talk to you about how we can make it work best for you.

some of the organisations we work with:




  • Young women remain in school needing less ongoing support, improving their future prospects and posing less of a disruption to the community and police.
  • Young women develop resilience and coping strategies for regulating their emotions.
  • Young women experience a reduction in anxiety and low level mental health problems.
  • Young women are at less risk of exploitation.
  • Increased understanding and better relationships between pupils and teachers.
  • Miss Rep alumni continue on a positive life trajectory as paid co-facilitators.

Let’s Talk

Are there young women at your school or PRU who need additional support?

We are happy to come in for a chat to discuss what is possible and what will suit you and your young women best.

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