At the Digital Program’s 2015 showcase QWERTY, Girls Write Now premiered VOICE/VOICE, the Digital Program’s first art book that showcases work created by Girls Write Now digital mentees during the 2014-15 program year.
The slim and colorful 65-page limited edition chapbook showcases stills of digital work that incorporates creative writing and mixed media that were created in programs like Premiere, Photoshop, and Processing.
Focusing on topics from family to race to feminism, the projects showcased in VOICE/VOICE reveal triumphant, forward-thinking voices of young women from all five boroughs of NYC.
Ayesha A. Siddiqi, editor of The New Inquiry, says in the forward: “I’ve told many young women to not wait for permission. It’s easy advice to give, implies a relief from being time’s passive hostage, bestows the dignity of authority over our selves… Whatever you encourage in another woman you’re also authorizing for yourself. This project, and all the ones ahead of us, is dedicated not to telling girls that they should stop asking ‘may I?’ but to offer instead a resounding “you must.” To the girls in the following pages, I’m so glad you did.”
Learn a little more about the art book and take a look inside the pages here.
VOICE/VOICE is now available on Amazon.com.