online event; open to all mentees, mentors, program alumni, & Diversity Committee members
What does it mean to be a writer on the internet? Sharing our work online allows for anyone in the world to access our ideas and creations. On the one hand, that’s an incredible opportunity to see and be seen by others who will uplift and support our work. On the other hand, it can be terrifying to make ourselves vulnerable and share our work with those who may not receive it the way that we hope.
In this Editorial Forum, we’ll discuss how we can create a safe space for creativity at Girls Write Now and what we think it will look like to be a writer on the internet in the future.
Kathryn is a nonprofit researcher and writer and also was 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.
all mentees, all mentors and diversity committee members