Tonight’s event is sold out, but more tickets may be available at the door.
Join us for QWERTY The Digital Media Exhibition Friday, June 1 at the N-Y Historical Society from 6-8PM, 170 Central Park West (77th Street). Emceed by mentee-mentor pair Havi Pham and and KK Apple, QWERTY showcases the next generation of media makers creating at the intersection of language, technology, and art.
Moderated by Vivian Lee, editor at Little A, QWERTY features a panel of digital game changers, including Kimberly Drew, social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Sudi Green, comedian, actress, and Emmy-nominated writer for Saturday Night Live; Jazmine Hughes, associate editor for The New York Times; and Lynette Nylander, writer and media maker.
The QWERTY Digital Media Exhibition showcases today’s new voices, including Girls Write Now mentees Agatha Advincula, Muntarin Ahmed, Ayo Akintayo, Victoria Azarkina, Kaelah Blades, Maxx Carr, Rogerline Christopher, Adriana Cisneros, Aracelie Colon, Veronica (Blake) Coniglio, Samantha Defaz, Aisha Dia, Imajae Ferrer, Aminata Gadio, Kylie Gil, Mia Golatt, Maya Gustave, Jenny Huang, Amika Jacob, Mekkiayah Jacobs, Khadijatou Jallow, Sarah Kearns, Alexandra Kytka, Zhigongdai Lu, Lily Ma, Jordan Mangi, Josori Marte Villa, Kayla McCarthy, Teresa Mettela, Kaya Middleton, Maliyah Mohamed, Danielle Mullan, Veronica Occhi, Havi Pham, Yvonne Prieto, Tiffanie Roye, Stella Simic, N’Kaylah Simmons, Sylvi Stein, Anelie Taveras, Jacqueline Thom, Sabrina Wen, Asha Wiggins, Khalilah Wise, Cindy Wong, and Danielle Zhong.
I have had the pleasure of working with Lauren Hesse, a Girls Write Now mentor, for the past year and her enthusiasm for the role that she plays as a mentor and as a member of the Girls Write Now community has been a great inspiration. Knowing that programs like Girls Write Now exist make me hopeful about a future where more young people are inspired to tell their own stories on their own terms.
Being a girl is actually the coolest thing in the world. And creative girls expressing their thoughts and ideas? Now we’re cooking. Can’t wait to be in a room full of the future coolest girls of all time. Beyoncé, Tina Fey…you!
— Sudi Green
Instilling in young women that not only does their voice matter, but they have a voice to begin with, is a powerful tool in advancing social change.
I absolutely believe everyone is stronger with a mentor and Girls Write Now pairs talented mentors with talented mentees. I can’t wait to read the variety of stories from the young women who have developed their voices in this program!
Writing allowed me to amplify my voice and find other people who align with how I think; it’s become a powerful tool for me to express myself and leave my mark on the world. To work with Girls Write Now and the important work they do, encouraging a new generation of young women to get their ideas and stories out there is a huge honor as what they do has never felt more important, or more necessary.
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