Girls Write Now, Inc.
October 8, 2009
I have attended several of the early presentations of Girls Write Now as well as, most recently, the Tenth presentation. I have been consistently impressed by the quality of the work, by the candor with which the young women address sensitive issues and above all by the passion they display. What I see is not only that they have learned a craft (be it poetry or story telling), but they have developed a voice. They speak for themselves, and they speak for their community as well -- bringing both the pain and the pride they have seen to the audience in ways that make it impossible to miss the point. Many of us have heard the slogan "educate a woman and you educate a family" -- I would add a new one to this "give a woman a voice, and you give her community a voice". Girls Write Now has given many, many young women a chance to be heard -- and this will improve their lives as well as the lives of those who hear them.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
listening to the voices of the young women who are mentees
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
incredibly dynamic, committed and seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely. It was a pleasure to talk with them.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
set up branches throughout this country and, perhaps, in others as well. Communities need leadership and they need voices to speak for them.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Professional with expertise in this field & I attended the presentations given by Girls Write Now and I have donated money to them.