We are so proud to call Lena Dunham a Girls Write Now Champion and friend. If you haven’t had a chance to read Lena’s thoughts on what it means to have intergenerational mentors, please see below and forward to a friend or mentor of your own.
I hope you will consider supporting our work, at such a critical time.
Founder and Executive Director of Girls Write Now
Girls Write Now gives young women an incredible and essential gift: the chance to tell their own stories and become, in Nora Ephron’s words, the protagonists of their own lives.
I was lucky enough to go to schools where writing was a cherished skill, encouraged and nurtured and applauded. It’s so important that young women are told this is a valid form of expression, that their voices are worth celebrating and that they have within them the tools to create a new narrative for generations to come.
Girls Write Now is a gift not just to the young women it serves but to the rest of us who will become their devoted readers for life, filling our shelves with their books.
I have been lucky enough to have mentors, from Nora Ephron to Zadie Smith, who show me what it means to lay it on the line as a writer. I want every girl to have that gift.
Thank you for supporting Girls Write Now.
become the planks that form a raft that drags you ashore, wet and
gasping on a welcome beach.
— Excerpt from Lena Dunham’s Is It Evil Not To Be Sure?