Videos from Girls Write Now
My Ideal Horrible Life by Rumer LeGendre
Rumer LeGendre shares a poem about a relatively peaceful and moderate life.
Mama and Me by Rumer LeGendre
Rumer LeGendre shares two poems, one about her grandmother and the other about her own life.
Blurred Lines by Lawrencia Terris
Lawrencia Terris shares a piece inspired by weddings and her personal family situation.
Sabrina Cevallos shares a poem about the pain of broken family and her feelings about her mother.
Moie Uesugi shares a piece of mystery fiction at a Girls Write Now event.
Be There and Be Pretty by Lawrencia Terris
Lawrencia Terris shares her work inspired by a historical fiction workshop.
Kaytlin Carlo and Ashley Rose
Kaytlin and Ashley perform a piece about the individuals they see while people-watching at Starbucks.
Janae Lowe shares a piece about the death of her grandmother.
Samantha Young Chan and Alex Berg
Samantha Young Chan and her mentor, Alex Berg, read a collaborative piece about running away.
Maxine Armstrong shares a short excerpt of a piece she wrote about a family battling to stick together.
Elshaima Omran and Stacie Evans
Elshaima Omran and Stacie Evans share their personal experiences with difficulty of friendships through a poem and short story.
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
Roberta Nin Feliz shares a poem about being raised in a rough neighborhood and how she plans to strive in the future.
Martia Johnson reads a piece inspired by a poetry slam and her experiences with falling in love.
Emily Ramirez and Jennifer Epstein
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
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
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.
Cindy Caban shares her descriptive short story titled, "Lacrymosa," where she paints every detail for the audience about the struggles people face during war.
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
Chenelle Agnew and Mary Pat Kane read their collaborative poetry and comedy piece on why they began to write.
Chandra Huges shares a personal essay about her first heart break and how it lead her to pursue her passion for dubbed anime.
Samori Covington shares a short memoir about having fun with her mother in the kitchen.
Mya Watkins reads a poem where she expresses the pain and struggles she faced from the absence of a father figure.
Maya Lashley reads a sensory poem to expresses the battles she faces with low self-esteem issues.
Leilah Fagan reads a poem about issues in her home land, and learning from mistakes to have a better future.
Kiara Joseph expresses her frustration of the constant rapid movement in New York City, through a descriptive poem.
Giselle Vargas reads two poems, and opens up about what she believes are her biggest flaws.
Gina DiFrisco performs a spoken word piece about overcoming temptation and aiming for a better future.
Lauren Melendez shares a poem about the lack of diversity in Starbucks, and a second poem about being bullied for attending special ed.
Jennifer Bean shares a piece about life and the struggles that are attached.
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 shares a short piece about happiness and what it takes to earn it.
Who Am I by Carmin Wong and Hadia Sheerazi
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
Hadia Sheerazi shares her personal experiences about being raised as a girl of color in Pakistan through a short story.
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
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
Brianna Marini and Kristen Demaline share their personal experiences with music; from inspiration to relaxation.
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
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
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
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
Ashley Christie reads "Power Strength and Water," a piece about freedom, where she shows off the exercises taught by her mentor.
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
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
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
Angel Pizarro and Annie Reuter write about overcoming their fears of opening up in their writing.
Andreina Avalos and Heather Graham
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
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."
Alexus Colbert and Dahlma Llanos
Alexus Colbert reads a vivid piece about a young girl struggling with domestic violence at home.
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?