Online | Open to prospective Mentees & Mentors, parents, guardians, educators, community based
organizations, and companies.
Wondering if Girls Write Now is the community for you? Join us at our Summer Exploratory where you’ll learn about Girls Write Now’s Collaboratory—Learning Journeys, Studios, Mentorship, and more.
Girls Write Now welcomes mentors (25+) and mentees (14+) who are cis women, transgender men and women, non-binary, 2Spirit, genderqueer, and other gender expansive identities around the nation. We are a space for creation, learning, friendship, networking, professional development, and collaboration, especially for those who have not been given respect, opportunity, and care due to their gender identity.
At this Summer Exploratory, you’ll hear from our veteran mentors and mentees about their Girls Write now experiences, jump right in with an exercise on activism and storytelling led by Girls Write Now Community Manager Emily Mendelson, and learn how to apply to the Collaboratory. Plus, we’ll have a Q&A, so come with questions! We hope to see you there!
Emily Mendelson (she/her) comes to Girls Write Now with a love of writing, meaningful experience developing curriculum for nonprofit organizations, and a long-held belief that there is no limit to the ways that people can express their thoughts and ideas. There is nothing that sparks her interest more than a complicated, messy protagonist whose story challenges and questions the status quo – and long-form,YouTube video essays. She holds a BA in Creative Writing and Psychology from Ithaca College and an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and is excited to share her passion for stories in all forms as a member of the Girls Write Now team.