Buy a poem. Help a girl! Donate to our annual Poetry Drive and receive a special poem written by a WriteGirl teen. Each donation (as little as $10) will go toward jump-starting our next WriteGirl season! PS these poems would be great for a graduation and/or Mother's Day gift! Here's a sample poem.Read More
By Reina E., age 17
One of the most important things I took from this workshop is that I need to write from my experience—and about the things I care about most. If I write about things that are close to my heart, I can share what I feel and think with people, and I can do this on a more personal level. And that is what I love about writing to begin with—using words to communicate what I feel, and touching others with those words. This is what is so beautiful about writing.Read More
By Sneh C., age 13
The minute I stepped into my first Writegirl workshop, I was overwhelmed. I was speechless.
I can’t stress how amazing Writegirl really is, and I keep kicking myself for almost passing up the opportunity. I'm not going to lie, "shy" is not the first impression people get of me, but the truth is, I do stutter. I get nervous, self-conscious, and scared, and I get stuck in a shell I have to forget about. After just one workshop, Writegirl has begun to break me out...rescue me from that shell.Read More
By Patrice G, age 17
WriteGirl helped me find myself. I’ve been a part of WriteGirl for five seasons. It was here that I discovered my gift for writing poetry. I didn’t know my talent until I wrote my first poem, “My Mask,” and a WriteGirl mentor told me I was very imaginative. I’ve taken the guidance and feedback and now I’m self-motivated and determined to continue writing poetry and exploring my talents.
By Alexa D, Age 15
Now, I am going to be completely honest. I wasn't at all excited to attend this past weekend’s journalism workshop, aside from being able to see my mentor again and visiting with a good friend. I’ve never had anything against journalism, just never paid much attention to it. But when I left Write Girl’s headquarters last Saturday, I left with a newfound respect and interest in journalism and all of the powerful women involved.Read More
WriteGirl Mentor Bree interviews her mentee Sophia, age 17.
Sophia and Bree have been working together for a year
That’s what’s so great about those on-the-spot WriteGirl exercises. Normally you might not see the connection between a witch and a mirror. But they throw it out there, and you’ve got to work with what you’ve got. Sometimes you find that connection, and sometimes you don’t.
by Heather, age 16 & Anastasia, mentor_
1. I'm a WriteGirl Veteran.
When I walked into my interview at the Mentee Welcome Day, I couldn't help but feel a mix of fear and comfort—stepping from familiar to uncharted territory. It was safe to say that I felt quite shocked and even unworthy to say that this was my fourth year at WriteGirl. The notion of setting an example for the younger batch of mentees makes my stomach drop, but maybe it won't be so intimidating. Maybe all of the encouragement from the past workshops will give me energy. Maybe all of the voices I heard during the past four seasons will push me to speak my own into another mentee's memories.
Sharmin, age 17
Gender inequality has existed in every nation and every period in history. But here at WriteGirl, we are committed to joining the effort to stop gender inequality now. We want to encourage our girls, women, and male friends and supporters to stand and unite ourselves as Feminists against gender discrimination. We want to propagate equal opportunity for the masses and ensure that no one gender is neglected.
Jacqueline, age 17
"Working together, we can bring equality to the sexes. Girls around the world should be allowed an education, a chance to express themselves using pen and paper. Writing is important to ending gender inequality, because our voices sometimes fail us. Our voices, it turns out, we can sometimes best express through the written word."Read More
Clara age 17, Addissyn age 15, Jacqueline age 17
In August of this year, three lucky WriteGirls had the awesome experience of attending the Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference! Over the three days of the conference, our WriteGirls picked up some great writing tips and insight from professional writers and publishers who shared their knowledge about writing, completing and publishing novels.Read More
Monica, Age 20
Last week, August 28, WriteGirl got a visit from some of Hollywood’s best minds. WriteGirl interns and mentees had the opportunity to hear Sonay Hoffman, Bernadette Rivero, and Victoria Kennedy speak about their careers in the entertainment industry. We were treated to their personal stories, struggles, and insights, enlightening our own paths as writers.Read More
Marian age 18, Addissyn age 17, Ana age 18
On Wednesday, August 6, WriteGirl had the privilege of hearing District Attorney Jackie Lacey speak about her experience as a lawyer and first woman district attorney of Los Angeles. We were inspired and empowered by her words. Here are 5 things we learned.Read More
WriteGirl mentor Katie Geyer and mentee Jackie, age 16
WriteGirl mentee Jackie, 16, joined Exec. Dir. Keren Taylor in accepting the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award from Michelle Obama at the White House in November. Jackie’s mentor Katie Geyer, a photojournalist, was granted a White House press pass to photograph her mentee meeting the first lady! The two were separated for most of the day and each emerged with their own stories. They recently sat down to reflect on that day in November when they were invited inside the White House!Read More
Sharmin and Joy, Ages 16
WriteGirl Summer Interns
If you’re anything like us interns here in the WriteGirl office, you probably know how difficult it can be to prevent errors while writing essays for school, work, or creative pieces in general. Every single person who has ever written a formal paper has made unnecessary mistakes. And we don’t blame you; English can be a confusing language! So for those of you who continually struggle with the rules of writing, worry no more! We have created grammar guide for those of us who keep making the same mistakes with punctuation and grammar with a special focus on apostrophes and the active and passive voice; so none of you WriteGirls will be deterred to write creative writing pieces due to an inexplicable fear of making grammatical mistakes.Read More
Emily, Age 17
Writing a resume can seem pretty intimidating—after all, as a teen girl, your life probably isn’t filled with tons of cubicle experience. But it’s not nearly as scary as you might think.Read More