Girls Write Now
Girls Write Now pairs professional writers with underserved young women to help them discover the power of their own voices. GWN is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls.

Videos from Girls Write Now

My Ideal Horrible Life by Rumer LeGendre

Girls Write Now 03:46 Youth

Rumer LeGendre shares a poem about a relatively peaceful and moderate life.

Mama and Me by Rumer LeGendre

Girls Write Now 03:18 Youth

Rumer LeGendre shares two poems, one about her grandmother and the other about her own life.

Blurred Lines by Lawrencia Terris

Girls Write Now 06:26 Youth

Lawrencia Terris shares a piece inspired by weddings and her personal family situation.

Sabrina Cevallos

Girls Write Now 02:55 Youth

Sabrina Cevallos shares a poem about the pain of broken family and her feelings about her mother.

Girls Write Now 04:22 Youth

Moie Uesugi shares a piece of mystery fiction at a Girls Write Now event.

Be There and Be Pretty by Lawrencia Terris

Girls Write Now 05:04 Youth

Lawrencia Terris shares her work inspired by a historical fiction workshop.

Kaytlin Carlo and Ashley Rose

Girls Write Now 04:40 Youth

Kaytlin and Ashley perform a piece about the individuals they see while people-watching at Starbucks.

Girls Write Now 04:32 Youth

Janae Lowe shares a piece about the death of her grandmother.

Samantha Young Chan and Alex Berg

Girls Write Now 03:25 Youth

Samantha Young Chan and her mentor, Alex Berg, read a collaborative piece about running away.

Maxine Armstrong

Girls Write Now 06:53 Youth

Maxine Armstrong shares a short excerpt of a piece she wrote about a family battling to stick together.

Girls Write Now 04:18 Youth

Emely Paulino shares a short story of her personal journey to understand religion during various difficult times.

Elshaima Omran and Stacie Evans

Girls Write Now 04:54 Youth

Elshaima Omran and Stacie Evans share their personal experiences with difficulty of friendships through a poem and short story.

Girls Write Now 03:29 Youth

Fanta Camara shares a personal piece about West Africa's idea of marriage vs. education, how it had an impact on her family, and why she chose a different path.

Roberta Nin Feliz

Girls Write Now 02:57 Youth

Roberta Nin Feliz shares a poem about being raised in a rough neighborhood and how she plans to strive in the future.

Girls Write Now 02:18 Youth

Martia Johnson reads a piece inspired by a poetry slam and her experiences with falling in love.

Emily Ramirez and Jennifer Epstein

Girls Write Now 06:46 Youth

Emily Ramirez and her mentor write complimentary pieces to talk about rising above the issues they faced with close family members.

Expectations by Corrine Civil

Girls Write Now 04:12 Youth

Corrine Civil shares a personal piece that takes place a few days after Hurricane Sandy, and how anxiety built from being separated her and from her mom.

Dirty Feet by Corrine Civil

Girls Write Now 04:08 Youth

Corrine Civil shares her poem "Dirty Feet," where she shares her memories through seasons of the year, while battling the fear of forgetting it all.

Girls Write Now 02:30 Youth

Cindy Caban shares her descriptive short story titled, "Lacrymosa," where she paints every detail for the audience about the struggles people face during war.

Girls Write Now 02:17 Youth

Chenelle Agnew reads a short poem that covers topics from segregation to the Great Depression and expresses the positivity that was brought by the change in things.

Chenelle Agnew and Mary Pat Kane

Girls Write Now 05:22 Youth

Chenelle Agnew and Mary Pat Kane read their collaborative poetry and comedy piece on why they began to write.

Girls Write Now 05:08 Youth

Chandra Huges shares a personal essay about her first heart break and how it lead her to pursue her passion for dubbed anime.

Girls Write Now 01:46 Youth

Sara Reka reads a powerful poem about girls being sold into prostitution around the world.

Samori Covington

Girls Write Now 00:54 Youth

Samori Covington shares a short memoir about having fun with her mother in the kitchen.

Girls Write Now 01:51 Youth

Mya Watkins reads a poem where she expresses the pain and struggles she faced from the absence of a father figure.

Girls Write Now 01:59 Youth

Maya Lashley reads a sensory poem to expresses the battles she faces with low self-esteem issues.

Girls Write Now 01:54 Youth

Leilah Fagan reads a poem about issues in her home land, and learning from mistakes to have a better future.

The Awakening by Ashley Sandino

Girls Write Now 05:47 Youth

Ashley Sandino shares "The Awakening," a chilling story about a young boy who woke up in a hospital bed with his dead sister trying to communicate with him.

Girls Write Now 01:37 Youth

Kiara Joseph expresses her frustration of the constant rapid movement in New York City, through a descriptive poem.

Girls Write Now 01:21 Youth

Giselle Vargas reads two poems, and opens up about what she believes are her biggest flaws.

Girls Write Now 01:59 Youth

Gina DiFrisco performs a spoken word piece about overcoming temptation and aiming for a better future.

Lauren Melendez

Girls Write Now 01:43 Youth

Lauren Melendez shares a poem about the lack of diversity in Starbucks, and a second poem about being bullied for attending special ed.

Girls Write Now 01:01 Youth

Jennifer Bean shares a piece about life and the struggles that are attached.

Girls Write Now 01:22 Youth

Dahnay Bazunu reads a poem where she expresses how she will not sink herself to please modern standards of a woman in society.

Chandanie Hiralal

Girls Write Now 03:29 Youth

Chandanie Hiralal shares a short piece about happiness and what it takes to earn it.

Who Am I by Carmin Wong and Hadia Sheerazi

Girls Write Now 05:37 Youth

Carmin Wong and Hadia Sheerazi share their co-written piece, where they express what society has called them because of their appearance.

Carmin Wong and Hadia Sheerazi

Girls Write Now 07:36 Youth

Hadia Sheerazi shares her personal experiences about being raised as a girl of color in Pakistan through a short story.

Girls Write Now 02:01 Youth

Calayah Heron shares a personal story about over coming her anxiety after feeling ashamed of being catcalled by strangers in the street.

Bushra Miah and Gillian Reagan

Girls Write Now 04:05 Youth

Bushra Miah and Gillian Reagan read a collaborative piece where they challenged to express their opposite father-daughter experiences through their least favorite writing style: poetry.

Brianna Marini and Kristen Demaline

Girls Write Now 08:02 Youth

Brianna Marini and Kristen Demaline share their personal experiences with music; from inspiration to relaxation.

Girls Write Now 06:50 Youth

Brenda Bota shares a short descriptive story about a young girl missing her mother on a very important day and reuniting through a special piece of jewelry.

She Is by Bre'Ann Newsome

Girls Write Now 02:32 Youth

Bre'Ann Newsome reads a spoken word piece about religion and how people seek it when they are in need.

Lions and Demons by Bre'Ann Newsome

Girls Write Now 02:16 Youth

Bre'Ann Newsome reads "Lions and Demons," a spoken word poem about dealing with obstacles to prove one's ability.

The Awakening by Ashley Sandino

Girls Write Now 05:47 Youth

Ashley Sandino shares "The Awakening," a chilling story about a young boy who woke up in a hospital bed with his dead sister trying to communicate with him.

Power Strength and Water by Ashley Christie

Girls Write Now 02:38 Youth

Ashley Christie reads "Power Strength and Water," a piece about freedom, where she shows off the exercises taught by her mentor.

Arnell Calderon

Girls Write Now 04:38 Youth

Arnell Calderon shares a story of a young girl struggling to maintain a relationship with her father who consistently intoxicates himself with alcohol.

The Woman Upstairs by Angelica Rozza

Girls Write Now 04:22 Youth

Angelica Rozza shares a piece titled "The Woman Upstairs," a personal story about the obstacles a young girl had to face with her mother, who suffered from Bipolar Disorder.

The Silent Room by Angelica Rozza

Girls Write Now 05:22 Youth

Angelica Rozza shares a piece about a young adult suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder and the guilt he carries from his illness.

Angel Pizarro and Annie Reuter

Girls Write Now 05:39 Youth

Angel Pizarro and Annie Reuter write about overcoming their fears of opening up in their writing.

Andreina Avalos and Heather Graham

Girls Write Now 06:02 Youth

Andreina Avalos and Heather Graham share a collaborative piece about something they have in common: having a crush on someone.

Amanda Day McCullough and Samantha Carlin

Girls Write Now 06:15 Youth

Amanda Day McCullough and Samantha Carlin share a piece they each wrote inspired by the same quote from a guest author: "Things I learned from smoking cigarettes."

Amanda Day McCullough

Girls Write Now 04:45 Youth

Amanda Day McCullough shares a personal story of one of the breakthroughs she had while climbing a mountain on her trip to Nicaragua.

Alexus Colbert and Dahlma Llanos

Girls Write Now 07:20 Youth

Alexus Colbert reads a vivid piece about a young girl struggling with domestic violence at home.

Girls Write Now 03:46 Youth

Adhelia Pena shares a story about a young girl who misses her father, struggles with her past, and later meets a dog in a park that would change everything.

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Whether you’re a professional writer or young and aspiring, there’s a place for you in the Girls Write Now mentoring program. The program pairs high school girls who are interested in writing with professional women who have excelled in writing and digital media.

The mentor/mentee pairs work together to expand their boundaries and create a portfolio of work they can be proud of. The pairs meet weekly to work on stories, edit each other’s work and brainstorm new ideas.

The program culminates with a Chapters Reading Series, where the mentors and mentees get to share their work with the rest of the pairs, Girls Write Now team and special guests. Does this sound like a good fit for you or someone you know? 

Apply to Be a Girls Write Now Mentor

 

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