“Nikki is the only person who truly knows my voice.” – Mariah Galindo, 3rd year Mentee
The spirit of our organization is simple: every girl and gender non-conforming teen who’s passionate about telling their story gets a shot at exploring it. We introduce NYC public high school girls and gender non-conforming youth to women writers and digital media professionals from every discipline, who join Girls Write Now as mentors to pass on their craft. As mentees work with their mentors, a one-to-one relationship becomes a two-way street.
Mentors and mentees become crit partners, collaborators, and lifelong friends. A typical pair session can involve building on a work in progress, fine-tuning application essays for a college-bound senior, editing each other’s poems, or taking a field trip to places designed to inspire, like museums, movies, or a new neighborhood.