We are deeply saddened by the passing of the brilliant actress, author, activist and friend of the Girls Write Now community, Miss Cicely Tyson.
On January 28, we partnered with HarperCollins for A Conversation with Miss Cicely Tyson & Whoopi Goldberg in celebration of her new memoir, Just As I Am. As part of the event, mentees paid tribute to her as an icon and role model.
Last year at our Agents of Change Awards we had the honor to hear Miss Tyson speak, and we will always remember the advice she gave us about choosing to write and live in the moment. As Girls Write Now mentee Fiki Hunt says, Miss Tyson will be remembered by the entire Girls Write Now community “for her bravery and kindness.”
Please join us in remembering Miss Cicely Tyson’s legacy and impact.