At Girls Write Now, we break down the barriers of gender, race, age and poverty to mentor the next generation of writers and leaders. Together, our community channels the power of our voices and stories to shape culture, impact industries and inspire change.
IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER STORY COLLECTION
Growing up surrounded by women of color, I always felt isolated by the fact that my body…
Acne is not permanent; it will go away eventually. But there are also scars that can't go…
Beauty Standards. Body Image. Insecurities. Are our feelings even valid? With social media usage and promotional advertisements…
Let’s Create Together
We are a diverse, multi-generational, passionate community of writers, creatives, leaders, artists and activists who all share a love of stories. Our programs are interwoven with wellness- and activist-minded curricula and offer endless opportunities for friendship, networking and professional development support.
February 23 – 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm ET
Join us for a Friday Night Salon that celebrates the importance of telling your story in your own voice. María Alejandra Barrios Vélez is a writer from Colombia's Caribbean coast who emigrated to the States six years ago. The Waves Take You Home, her first novel, is a tribute to her ancestors, magical realism, ghosts,…
March 1 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm ET
Zibby Owens, author of Blank: A Novel, Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature and the founder and CEO of Zibby Media, will be in conversation about her debut novel with Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, founder of The Huffington Post, and the author of 15 books
March 8 – 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm ET
Join us for a celebration of poet and writer Morgan Parker’s collection of essays, You Get What You Pay For. This intimate collection of essays examines America’s cultural history and relationship to Black Americans through the ages. Thoughts on beauty standards, respectability politics, ambition, and more are explored through a personal lens.
Create Write Now with Women & Gender-expansive Teaching Artists
Learn how to break down simple conversations into dazzling narrative stories with Amistad’s Abby West and Podcast Host Rebecca Carroll.
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Girls Write Now Ambassadors provide girls, women, and gender-expansive writers of all ages with extraordinary opportunities to be heard, to be seen, and to create change across sectors.