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The doll manufacturer also announced that it will partner with Girls Write Now to provide “girls and gender-expansive young adults with $25,000 in programs empowering them to share their stories,” Mattel’s Barbie account said on Twitter.
To honor Wells’ legacy as a writer and leader, Barbie is partnering with Girls Write Now, a nonprofit dedicated to mentoring the next generation of writers and leaders while breaking down barriers of gender, race, age, and poverty. Through a donation from the Barbie Dream Gap Fund, Girls Write Now will provide high school girls across the nation with writing and publishing programs. Barbie will also host a virtual event on February 18 with Michelle Duster, the great granddaughter of Ida B. Wells.
Along with the new doll, the company is partnering with Girls Write Now, a nonprofit aimed at offering mentorship for the next generation of up-and-coming writers and leaders. Barbie will be working through its Dream Gap Project donation to provide writing and publishing programs for high school girls and gender expansive groups. Barbie will also be hosting a virtual Dream Gap event featuring Wells’ great-granddaughter Michelle Duster as a speaker.
Sometimes the most challenging part about reading is actually deciding what to read next. Girls Write Now has asked our bookworm friends to share their To Be Read list! Take a look around and maybe add a title or two to your 2022 reading list.
Looking for inspiration on what to read in 2022? Check out these picks from our mentors and mentees during National Mentoring Month!
Authors from across the writing world have hosted Girls Write Now’s Friday Night Salons that allowed us to stretch our minds and dream big. These artists’ #DifferentPerspectives gave us everything from memoir writing tips to poems that speak to our unique identities. If you’re looking for books to add to your 2022 To Be Read list, check out these books by teaching artists from our 2021 Friday Night Salons!
We asked our publishing partners which books they’re buzzing about—and here are their picks just in time for your 2022 To Be Read List!
Our favorite books reflect the many voices, backgrounds, and influences of the Girls Write Now staff who are shaping culture, creating change, and impacting the world—without their #DifferentPerspectives we all fall behind.
Our favorite books reflect the many voices, backgrounds and influences of the Girls Write Now staff who are shaping culture, creating change and impacting the world—without their #DifferentPerspectives we all fall behind.
We are grateful to our corporate partners and champions for bringing together people across generations, enriching our community—and for changing lives. Read letters between mentees and mentors at our “Letters…
Girls Write Now is celebrating National Day of Listening with podcasts by our fantastic teaching artists. Listen to these riveting stories now.
At our Girls Write Now Awards we celebrated the incredible mentees and mentee alums who are sharing their different perspectives, healing communities, and passing on their craft, including Kat Jagai (Girls Write Now Mentee Alum, Current Mentor and Editorial Assistant at Alloy Entertainment); Julia Mercado (Girls Write Now Mentee Alum, Summer Associate at Meredith’s Real Simple and Talent Coordinator at Hearst); Tiffani Ren (Girls Write Now Mentee Alum, Current Mentor and Marketing Assistant at Penguin Random House).
Happy National Author’s Day!
Girls Write Now is thrilled to premiere “A Passenger’s Library,” an original short film directed by the filmmaker B. Monét in partnership with Level Forward, that brings to life and is inspired by a poem of the same name by Girls Write Now mentee and LaGuardia high school rising senior, Anaís Fernández.
As a young girl, I was terrified to say what was on my mind. I lived in a muted bubble and sealed it tight with fear. What would people think?…