Stephanie Golden, a Girls Write Now mentor, recently published “Hair is More Than Serious Business: It’s Identity,” an essay in The Manifest-Station that began with a prompt from our fashion memoir workshop in 2019.
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Vahni Kurra (she/hers) hails from disparate parts of the American Midwest with roots in Southern India. She recently earned a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Kenyon College, where she co-edited Hika, Kenyon's oldest, student-run literary magazine. Vahni's work centers on themes of displacement, and her personal essay, "Banana Republic," was published in Oyster River Pages. She is currently the book review editor for Sweet: A Literary Confection. Vahni has always been a strong advocate for the rights of women and trans* folks, as she has interned for NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and helped facilitate a peer support program for Kenyon students impacted by sexual assault. Vahni is excited to blend her passions for gender equality and creative writing as she works with Girls Write Now to ensure that all mentees have the same opportunities that she did to pursue their artistic and personal dreams.
It’s time to celebrate the launch of our 2022 anthology with Taking Root-themed mocktails! Whip up one of these delicious drinks for our launch party on May 20 and help us toast the newest Girls Write Now anthology.
As Women’s History Month comes to an end, we asked our community: What is one piece of media that has helped you explore your gender? Find out what 5 mentors and mentees said and discover your next media obsession!
Unlock your creative power and explore your gender identity with 5 prompts in honor of Women’s History Month!
This year’s theme for Black History Month is Mental Health and Wellness. During this time, we are reflecting on the role of self-care as a crucial part of activism, artistic creation and daily life. Join us in practicing self-love with 5 Black artists in the Girls Write Now community!