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The Power of Identity: Language and How We Use It
Thursday, Feb. 2
6-7 PM ET
virtual event; open to all mentees, mentors & alumni
What are the words that you use to describe yourself? What words do others use to describe you?
Join us for an interactive conversation about the ways we create community and celebrate nuance as storytellers. We’ll think about the labels we embrace, the identities we are forced into, and the power we have as artists to define our identities through our work.
In particular, we’ll consider the identities of Girls Write Now’s community and how we can create an environment that showcases each writer as a unique individual with their own stories to tell.
Meet the Teaching Artists
Kathryn is a nonprofit researcher and writer and also is the 2022-23 Editor-In-Residence for Girls Write Now. An only child from Harlem, NYC, Kathryn looks for community in many spaces centered on her interests such as cooking, comedy, Blackness, queerness and investigative journalism. She is a Girls Write Now mentee and is fascinated by film, media and writing as avenues for social advocacy and activism. As a young creative, she is excited to utilize various mediums to speak against injustice and share stories from marginalized voices.
Morayo Faleyimu is currently serving as an Editor-in-Residence at Girls Write Now. She is a writer of short and long-form fiction. A nonfiction writer by trade, Morayo uses fiction to explore emotional truths. The seeds of story, she believes, are planted in everyday life. A writer’s duty is to pay attention and to garden with care. A former educator, Morayo currently works as a professional development writer for a school network in New Jersey.
This event is open to:
all mentees, all mentors and program alum