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 some fun exercises on photopoetry led by Girls Write Now Community Manager Jesse Jagtiani, 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!
Jesse Jagtiani (she/her) is an artist and educator of Indian-German descent. She holds a Doctor of Education in Art & Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, and an undergraduate degree in Visual Communications from the University of Arts, Berlin. In her past, Jesse co-founded and co-managed a video production company, served as the director of a media art studio, helped establish an online school for contemplative studies, and taught digital art classes and spiritual art workshops in academic and non-academic settings. Jesse’s research investigates the formative dimensions of intuition and is based on bridging indigenous wisdom, perennial philosophy, and modern science for a greater balance of the intuitive and the rational mind in Western education. Jesse has presented her research at various conferences, such as the College Art Association Conference (CAA) and the National Art Education Association Convention (NAEA) and her writings are published in a variety of literature, such as the book Developing Informed Intuition for Decision Making and the journal Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art. She currently serves as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Art Education Pakistan. Jesse is passionate about supporting emerging teen & young adult writers and leaders on their creative, academic and career pathways.