Girls Write Now is celebrating 20 years of supporting the next generation of women writers. On Day of the Girl, Thursday, October 11th, we are proud to to be honoring Phoebe Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay (Dutton, October 16th) and co-creator and co-star of 2 Dope Queens and Tomi Adeyemi, New York Times best selling author of Children of Blood and Bones. Also joining us is Honorary Chair, Amy Berkower, President of Writers House and Samhita Mukhopadhyay, of Teen Vogue as our emcee.
“As a woman and person of color, I check two of the boxes in terms of categories of writers who tend to be marginalized, underestimated, and forgotten. That’s why an organization like Girls Write Now (which is coming up on 20 years, but doesn’t look a day over 17, honey) is integral.
Yes, it helps provide mentorship to girls and girls of color who cherish and reap the rewards of having guidance to develop as writers and creators. But more importantly to be encouraged and shown that their voices matter, that they deserve to take up space, and that instead of just waiting for a seat at the table, they can build their own dang table and chair with a cute AF centerpiece is priceless and life changing. Girls Write Now is everything.” — Phoebe Robinson
For even more Phoebe content please check out our blog written by Girls Write Now staff member, Kyndal Thomas: Here’s to You Ms. Robinson