“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou
That agony is both personal and societal. We all suffer if stories are not shared, if minds are not opened. We depend on these stories to tell us what is going on in our own lives, our communities, and our country.
What is going on? A lot, roar the young women from Girls Write Now. And they are bravely telling their stories, with unwavering support from a mentor and a community who values — and champions — the voices that are not often heard. Today, there is unprecedented noise that threatens to silence these voices. Girls Write Now will not let this happen.
When you champion a young woman’s voice, she can reach her full potential. And her voice has the power to change minds, to heal communities, to impact the world.
A revolution is in the making and our girls are writing about…
Evolving as a woman in “The Feminist in Me,” by Tuhfa
Facing peers as a Muslim student in “Hijabi or Jihadi?” by Romaissaa
Being the first in the family to go to college in “Dear Kanye…” by Danni
Finding the self-esteem to love your body image in “My Haven” by Valerie
Our girls — over 90% high need and 95% girls of color — need champions at a time when writing provides a powerful and safe outlet. Donate. Raise money. Sign up to be a Mentor or to recruit a Mentee. Here is our story and share your story with us.
Girls Write Now pledges to double the number of girls we serve in the next three years (we have already grown 30% this program year). Help us accelerate our work today.
Girls Write Now
Founder and Executive Director