Making The Wound and The Gift – Q&A with Linda Hoaglund

This post was written by Sharon Young, a mentee in our Digital Media Mentoring Program.  Linda Hoaglund, a daughter of American missionaries, was born and raised in Japan. She attended Japanese public schools and is a graduate of Yale University. Linda has subtitled 200 Japanese films, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, and has produced and directed

In Their Words: Girls Speak Out 2014

This October, teens from around the world submitted their pieces about what it means to grow up as a girl. Girls Speak Out, presented by Day of the Girl Summit, worked with local New York City teens to perform the accepted pieces at the United Nations—in front of a packed house of 600+ attendees. We were lucky

Meet the Team: New Staff Welcome and Updates

As we continue to build and grow at Girls Write Now, we’re excited to welcome our newest staff members to the team: Nalini Edwin and Suhaila Meera! Our new Digital Program Manager, Nalini Edwin, comes to Girls Write Now with a background in online publishing and digital art, focused on project management, communications, and capacity-building. Prior to

Read Write Now

Authors and artists get this question all the time: who inspires you? Well, our young teen writers have been our inspiration from the start. Our recently launched partnership with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts got us thinking about inspiration, your teen years, and that one book that changed it all. So, while we asked our mentees

Evolution of Voice: Q&A with Alexandra Kleeman and Hasanthika Sirisena

This post was written by Communications Intern Sara Heegaard. At Girls Write Now, we’re lucky enough to work with inspiring female authors who help show us the strength of our voices, leading us by example with their own powerful words. On October 25th, we got the chance to spend time with two of these writing role models during our craft

Chime For Change Storytelling Partnership

“I genuinely believe in the power of stories and yours are beautifully crafted, sensitive and smart.” —Mariane Pearl on Girls Write Now This October, we are proud to be partnering with Chime For Change—a global campaign to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world co-founded by Gucci,