March 24, 2023 Native Americans in Philanthropy has recently opened applications for a grant program that is designed for Indigenous youth aged 18 to 24 who are connected to their…
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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.
Draft Editing and Dim Sum: Mentor Erica Silberman and Mentee Samantha White Reflect on Their Mentorship
Samantha: We talk all the time. I also check in when I have big life decisions to make—work, money, love. I run all my big decisions past Erica. When we…
Jillian Daneshwar on Winning Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Key
November 30, 2022 Mentee Jillian Daneshwar said she was “overwhelmed with pride” when she learned that she had won a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for…
1883 Magazine | Sepideh Moafi On Her Arts-Based Activism
In a recent interview for 1883 Magazine, Sepideh Moafi spoke about why she chose to teach a Girls Write Now Salon centered on her experience as a refugee and artist-activist.
Gen Z Women Stand Up For Their Reproductive Rights | YR Media
July 21, 2022 Mentees Ilana Drake and Keti Akhalbedashvili have written a piece for YR Media discussing their reactions to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, showing how this decision…
Mocktails for the ‘Taking Root’ Launch Party
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.