In Girls Write Now’s cutting edge Digital Media Mentoring Program, girls create at the intersection of language, technology, and art. The professional women in media who serve as mentors support teens as they explore writing through video and audio production, interaction design, creative programming, animation, and more.
On June 2, The QWERTY Digital Media Exhibition showcased the innovative genre-and medium-bending work by New York City teens.
QWERTY is the culmination of Girls Write Now’s 2016-17 Digital Media Mentoring Program in partnership with Parsons The New School for Design. This program is made possible with leadership funding from the New York City Council STARS Citywide Girls Initiative, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, News Corp, Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation, Malka Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund, Patrina Foundation, and The PIMCO Foundation.
Explore QWERTY’s companion publication: Rise Speak Change: The Girls Write Now 2017 Multimedia Anthology
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See what Digital Media Mentoring Program mentee Madhurie Parasram had to say about her experience emceeing QWERTY.
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DIGITAL MEDIA PANEL
QWERTY featured a panel of professional women media-makers moderated by Jenna Wortham, staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and co-host of Still Processing. Panelists included: Jasmyn Lawson, GIPHY Culture Editor; Janice Morris, Head of Lifestyle and Publishing at Twitter’s Global Media Partnerships; game and wearable tech designer Kaho Abe; and artist/VP Education, Strategy & Innovation Girls Who Code, Leah Gilliam.
GIRLS WRITE NOW EXHIBITORS
Kaelah Blades, My Sister & I; Maxx Carr, Time vs. Thoughts vs. My Thoughts; Michelle Chen, Michelle Chen; Clio Chen, Recollection; Sukie Chen, The Beary Family; Nyasiah Colon, The Nerdy Scribbler; Veronica Coniglio, Bird Free No Ai; Jaden Davis, Weird and beautiful suffering; Ivethy De La Rosa, Unanticipated Event; Ana Margarita De Ramos, but not really; Kathryn Destin, America??; Aisha Dia, Moments; Gabriela Diaz, Regret is the Biggest Mess; Maya Gustave, Dark Skin in White America; Gabriela Irizarry, Manspreading; Alicia Kwok, diaspora; Caroline Lin, The Process; Rong Luo, Fashion Martini; Kayla McCarthy, Meat Eaters Dilemma; Teresa Mettela, Indian Girl; Kaya Middleton, Dress Code; Julissa Nunez, Catching Phoebe; Kayla Ortiz, The Little Things; Malika Panjabi, Hey It’s Me; Madhurie Parasram, Ars Poetica; Havi Pham, Better; Ski’La Richardson, For You; Tiffanie Roye, The Tale of the Union Fare Croissants; Daleelah Saleh, Here’s to Teenage Memories; Lissa Sangree-Calabrese, and there she stood; Marifer Santos, Promised Teenage Years; Aziaun Scott, A Young Girl’s Power; Glafira Shanabrook, In the Right Way; N’Kaylah Simmons, A Brooklyn Rose; Anelie Taveras, S.; Jacqueline Thom, Doing STUFFFFFFF!; Anokha Venugopal, Miamiplasty; Khalilah Wise, Causes of Suffering