Starting the program in my freshman year of high school meant I grew up with Girls Write Now. Although saying goodbye is difficult, it brings me great joy to present our history.
Leslie Pantaleon is a class of 2020 Girls Write Now mentee based in Brooklyn, NY.
Why do college admissions view a holistic picture of a candidate’s eligibility? Why is “contextualization” a key part of the College Board’s grading in AP History tests? Why do people say “you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover?” As writers or friends of writing, we value narrative. But more important than narrative is understanding it in the context of every other thread of narrative occurring simultaneously. As the one program that followed me through all four years of high school, Girls Write Now has the unique ability to measure my growth in the context of the rest of my high school life. My digital media piece is inspired by this.