We’re so proud to have Robin Morgan on our panel this Friday, October 10, as we celebrate the International Day of the Girl. Along with other inspiring women writers, editors, and activists, Robin will be discussing the current cultural conversations surrounding girls’ rights, and what it means to bear witness and enact change for girls around the globe. We have a few tickets left: Join us!
Robin’s MAKERS video is one of our favorites. MAKERS, like Girls Write Now, understands the power of a woman’s narrative — and fights to make sure it’s heard. Our own girls are working with MAKERS to interview each other, and participate in the largest video collection of women’s stories. (Stay tuned for our girls’ inspiring clips!)
It’s not an exaggeration to say we women wouldn’t be where we are today without Robin Morgan. Her feminist work, beginning as early as the 60s, paved the way for organizations, movements, and legislation aiming to give women equal footing. She’s the Founder and President of The Sisterhood Is Global Institute, recently co-founder of GlobalSister.org, and co-founder of The Women’s Media Center (check out a recent interview with Maya Nussbaum, Founder and Executive Director of Girls Write Now and Taysha Clark, our Youth Board Co-Chair). In 1990, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of Ms. magazine. It’s easy to see why we at Girls Write Now would be inspired by her, but we’ll just add another few reasons: she’s an award-winning poet, novelist, political theorist, journalist, editor, and best-selling author!