2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

The holidays are right around the corner! Enjoying the season but still looking for some great gifts? We’ve rounded up some suggestions we know you can’t go wrong with, and if purchased through Amazon Smile, you’ll be supporting our programs at the very same time! GIRLS WRITE NOW SWAG! 2014 Anthology: Breaking Through: $20   “When girls write

My Mind: Infinite, Powerful

For the Digital Media Mentoring Program’s first studio workshop of the year, Girls Write Now partnered with Urban Word NYC — a fellow member of the HIVE network — to create a workshop that helped blend the worlds of video storytelling and written narrative. The workshop, “Citizen Media,” focused on how writing and other creative forms

Mentee-Mentor Relationships: A Pair’s Perspective

This post was written by mentee-mentor pair Iris Torres and Heather Kristin. Recently, the two were interviewed for NPR’s LatinoUSA, during which they shared their poetry and discussed their personal histories, as well as their paths to writing. We were excited to hear more about their mentee-mentor relationship, the things they have given each other, and their growth together as

Update: VIDA & Girls Write Now

Our partnership with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts is hitting its second phase! We launched the project at this year’s orientation and at our Celebration for International Day of the Girl, and have been continuing to analyze the data ever since. We were excited to chat with Lynn Melnick of VIDA about the ongoing project, who

“Stay True to That Conviction to Write”: Q&A with Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn

We were thrilled to feature writer Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn as one of our craft talk authors at our memoir workshop on November 22, 2014. As our mentees focused on using significant places in their lives to develop their memoir writing, Nicole, who was born in Jamacia and lives in New York, spoke of her own experiences of

Things We’re Grateful For: December Partnership with THINK

This month, we’re honored to announce our partnership with THINK, a line of women’s fitness apparel designed to promote positive thinking, empowerment and a healthy lifestyle. Based in Brooklyn, THINK values its local community, and each month donates 10% of its proceeds to a charity or nonprofit organization that aligns itself with THINK’s causes of female health

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