The Culture Trip
November 15, 2016
The Culture Trip highlighted Girls Write Now as a mentoring organization that empowers all kinds of voices.
November 10, 2016
Buzzfeed highlighted Girls Write Now’s education and empowerment of girls.
October 3, 2016
The White House honored Girls Write Now Founder and Executive Director, Maya Nussbaum, as a Champion of Change.
August 31, 2016
“In May, Dunham surprised her fans by announcing the release of a short chapbook composed of entries from a diary she kept when she was 19. The proceeds from that book, “Is It Evil Not to Be Sure?” went to the New York-based nonprofit Girls Write Now.”
August 22, 2016
EILEEN FISHER, Inc. strives to empower women, and their Activating Leadership Grant Program highlights female focused organizations that challenge women and girls to be leaders. Girls Write Now is excited to be one of the recipients of these grants, and to be recognized for our commitment to young women.
August 16, 2016
“Before Beyonce beamed the word “FEMINIST” to viewers at the Video Music Awards and Sheryl Sandberg told women to lean in if we didn’t want to lose out, there was Daria Morgendorffer, two-dimensional proof that girls owe the world nothing but the force of their brilliant, wise-cracking selves.”
Daria’s message echoes the voice of author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who spoke at the 2015 Girls Write Now Awards and said that young girls feel the pressure to be likable. Daria, however, shows females that being themselves is enough.
July 22, 2016
Girls Write Now mentee Grace Han writes about finding herself, her story, and her smile in this piece featured in Smile Train.
“16 going on 17. Count it on a calendar: one year, 12 months, 365 days. 16 going on 17. One year weathered with seasons this 17-year-old girl had never seen before. Seasons she thought would never end; seasons she wished would never end. Seasons of confusion, of pain, of hurt; seasons of happiness, gratefulness, and hope.”
July 21, 2016
Leave it to Janet Mock to discover the most empowering read of the year. (R)evolution by Girls Write Now is creating a stir in both Hollywood and the reading world. This collection of anthologies is written by underserved young female writing talent in NYC, and we’re positive they are the next generation of leading literary voices. From tears to laughter, these girls and their stories will touch every corner of your heart.