Girls Write Now mentee Shirleyka Hector attends Michelle Obama’s Global Conversation on the Power of Educating Adolescent Girls and reports out on the important day at the Apollo, including panelists Charlize Theron, Nurfahada, and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
“I wasn’t sure if Rachel recalled but she helped me make one of the most important decisions in my life…Now we were standing at Ithaca College looking at the beautiful view.” Mentor/mentee pair Lashanda and Rachel meet upstate and reflect on their experiences. Lashanda was a 2012 Scholastic scholarship winner and is now a college senior.
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Legends of Orkney author Alane Adams stopped by Girls Write Now headquarters this month to talk to the Youth Board about how she became a writer, how her son was her inspiration, and how writing is a career that chooses you. Thank you to SparkPress, She Writes Press and the Rise Up Foundation for their generous support.