In which a smart girl battles her self-restraints and discovers her passion.
Lady Gaga's Channel Kindness Teams up with Girls Write Now
What does kindness look like to you, and how can you practice it for yourself and those around you? Through storytelling, we can cultivate practices of self-care, reflection, and joy—all things integral to the creative process. Girls Write Now is proud to partner with Channel Kindness, a project of Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, for this special story collection celebrating the intersection of creativity and self-care in all forms.
COLLECTION CURATED FOR CHANNEL KINDNESS BY SPENCER GEORGE AND JULIA ANDRESAKIS; FEATURED ART DESIGNED BY SHIRA FEEN
Layers of Art & Me
Family expectations. Fear. Uncertainty. Some of the many negative thoughts that flow in a teenager’s mind. Cue art, a community, a tool, and a coping mechanism that changed a girl’s life.
The Inheritance of Hate
A short poem from the thoughts of a Black girl
Tangles and Knots: My Life as a Highly Sensitive Person
“Are you okay?” The Hispanic woman wearing a disposable medical apron asks me as she comes back into the x-ray check-up room after scanning my braces. No.
A moment of honesty;
Five short monologues that unpack the intimate questions that reveal bits of yourself, but show who you are in sharing them with the world.
Where Love Grows
A glimpse of how my best friend and grandfather molded me into the woman I am today as we bond in our backyard garden filled with a cornucopia of vegetables and a sense of community.
Walking on a Shortened Path of Time
The love that you have given me shall not perish even if time separates two souls that were destined to meet. This is a love letter to you, my beautiful Ammu.
Running Towards Self-Care
This is what an injury taught me about self-care.
My Best Has Changed
This piece explores how film can help us think more deeply about our choices in life.
And There I Was
An autobiographical comic about gender identity, coming out to yourself, and finding your way.