Girls Write Now mentees are using their voices—across genres, media, and platforms—to fill the world with hope. This is the best time to support young women leaders who are creating a better world for us all. #GiveWriteNow to Girls Write Now. Your donation this holiday is tax-deductible and directly benefits the next generation of women writers and media makers.
“But I hold my bright on the inside,
Wear my heart just like a target
Pray to God that I won’t lose it
And hold on, hold on, hold on,”
sings mentee Kaya Middleton-Grant in her song, “Hold On”. Take a listen to this beautiful piece today, published in the CTRL+B The Girls Write Now 2019 Multimedia Anthology to see how our mentees are harnessing the power of their creative voices.
In her poem, “Ode to the Deli Man”, mentee Hannah Thomas reflects on the everyday relationships that bring joy into our lives—even a bond formed with the deli owner who knows your order when you walk through the door.
Mentee Easmin Chowdhury examines womanhood from the perspective of teenage girls in her poem “What Being a Woman Means Today”. “Girls Write Now helped me to discover the true control and power I have to change the world, and I would like others to realize that, too,” Easmin writes in the pitch for her project.