The foundations for our organization.

Our Mission

We create safe and barrier-free spaces that allow marginalized communities to fully access and to fully create shared experiences and an equitable peer group to foster independence and growth.

Who Do We Support

NWA Girl Gang creates inclusive and equitable opportunities to support women, trans women, and non-binary entrepreneurs, creatives, freelancers, and more. Focused on creating “least restrictive environments,” our events are specifically designed to accommodate full and authentic participation from the disabled community. And because we loudly and proudly value intersectionality, we successfully engage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, neurodiverse, low-income, and more underrepresented communities.



NWA Girl Gang Founder Rachel Fox envisions a future where children and adults living with disabilities are included in the growing opportunities available in Northwest Arkansas. As a media professional, Rachel saw the gaps in representation in creative, recreational, and educational spaces after the birth of her daughter who was born with Down Syndrome. Rachel dared to imagine a reality that welcomed her daughter into community spaces and activities. A future that provided her with equitable opportunities and rights, no matter her disabilities. Inspired by her daughter’s positive experiences with the Girl Scouts of the USA,

Rachel began NWA Girl Gang as an informal gathering space to curate relationships. Within four years, NWA Girl Gang became a 501c3 nonprofit and further extended its commitment to accessibility by deeply engaging with DEI efforts that are now including anti-oppressive approaches such as mutual aid with other nonprofits and organizations, increased entrepreneurial opportunities for NWAGG’s vendors, and engagements with the arts and culture ecosystem.