“Forget likability.” This is the advice renowned author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave at the 2015 Girls Write Now Awards about finding the guts to tell your story honestly.
This is exactly what young writers learn at Girls Write Now. Through one-to-one mentoring, performances, and publications, we have been cultivating girls’ voices for nearly two decades. Your gift is crucial to helping young women write their way to a better future.
Girls are growing up in a time when educational inequalities and gender disparities prevail. I founded Girls Write Now eighteen years ago, inspired in part by my own adolescent struggle to find my voice. Today I invite you to help change lives, one girl at a time.
Girls Write Now is poised for significant growth with a strategic plan to double the number of girls we serve and to enhance our college prep and alumnae services, extending the support we provide young women writers into college, career, and beyond. There is no better time to invest.
“Girls Write Now is not simply ‘a program for girls,’ but a community of leaders who better the world. We write so we can listen, so we may become more human. Our stories are raw, but our souls are fierce,” says mentee Thasfia Chowdhury.
Through our collective efforts, we are empowering underserved girls to tell their stories and positively impact their futures. Your donation to our most important annual appeal will make all the difference.
Girls Write Now Founder and Executive Director
P.S. 95% of mentees reported high self-confidence at the end of our program year. Your support matters.
2015 Girls Write Now Holiday Appeal