Girls Write Now Staff Emily Rigby and Vahni Kurra are interviewed by Kibin Alleyne from BronxNet to discuss Girls Write Now’s 25 years of mentorship.
New York, NY – January 16, 2024
Emily Rigby, Community Manager for Girls Write Now, and Vahni Kurra, Senior Community Marketing Coordinator for Girls Write Now, recently sat down with Kibin Alleyne from BronxNet to discuss Girls Write Now’s 25 years of mentorship.
The conversation ranged from discussing the April 2nd release of our book, Girls Write Now On The Art of the Craft: A Guidebook to Collaborative Storytelling (HarperOne, April 2024), to the mission of Girls Write Now and why diversity matters, and what we have learned as we move into our 25th year.
“One of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from mentoring for so long is that none of us gets here alone. We get here because of the people in our lives who support us and believe in us, so we want to use this year to thank our mentors who have contributed so generously their time and their energy to mentor and volunteer,” said Kurra, in explaining Girls Write Now’s theme of Radical Gratitude.
“We want to thank our mentees who show up every day with their bold and authentic voices to tell stories that really do change lives, and we want to thank our partner organizations, our alumni who continue to come back and support us, and really everybody who’s picked up a book we’ve published or who has come to an event and to really show our gratitude.”
Together, our community channels the power of their stories and their voices to shape culture, impact industry, and hopefully inspire change.Emily Rigby, Girls Write Now Community Manager
Girls Write Now is grateful to Open and BronxNet for inviting us into conversation about what 25 years means to us.