‘TIS THE SEASON OF THE #UNSELFIE

‘TIS THE SEASON OF THE #UNSELFIE

SO what is “Giving Tuesday” exactly, you ask?

It’s the day following Black Friday & Cyber Monday…where we take a step back, think about everything we’ve gotten out of the holiday season and all of our moments of gratitude, and give a bit back to the universe in return.

We’re joining this movement to raise funds for WriteGirl…to expand our programs and make WriteGirl’s reach more vast & deep than ever, ensuring bright & bold futures

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Departures Magazine Honors WriteGirl at Philanthropy Honors in New York

Departures Magazine Honors WriteGirl at Philanthropy Honors in New York

WriteGirl was honored at the Departures Magazine Philanthropy Honors gala on Oct. 7 in New York City, with keynote speaker Kevin Spacey and host Norah O'Donnell of *CBS This Morning*. Longtime WriteGirl supporter Margaret Hyde accepted the award for WriteGirl and spoke of WriteGirl’s 13-year history of empowering teen girls through creativity!

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WriteGirl Exec. Dir. Keren Taylor featured in "The Visionary"

WriteGirl Exec. Dir. Keren Taylor featured in "The Visionary"

The new book The Visionary features WriteGirl Founder and Exec. Dir. Keren Taylor as one of 18 visionaries making an impact! Keren shares her vision to change the world by empowering girls through writing.

"We did the math one afternoon: our 150 volunteers give around 2,000 hours of their time every month. That is our way of bending time, of giving girls a new way to experience their high school years—a sort of parallel universe to school where they can express their ideas freely, ask questions of any kind and grow more confident in sharing their words out loud." – Keren Taylor

Click here to read more about Keren's vision for the future!

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The 51 Percent: Conversations with Creative Women features WriteGirl Exec. Dir. Keren Taylor

The 51 Percent: Conversations with Creative Women features WriteGirl Exec. Dir. Keren Taylor

Never underestimate the power of a girl and her pen. It's that philosophy that propelled Keren Taylor to start WriteGirl, a non-profit literacy program for underserved 13-18 year old girls in the L.A. area. Since its inception in 2001, it has helped hundreds of teens find their voices/calling and in 2013, Michelle Obama presented Keren and WriteGirl with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the highest honor given to such endeavors. And just this year, Keren was selected a CNN Hero for her creative efforts to help young people. She is truly an inspiration.

Click here to listen to the podcast

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WriteGirl could receive $100,000 to help build the ‪‎LA‬ of our dreams!

WriteGirl could receive $100,000 to help build the ‪‎LA‬ of our dreams!

UPDATE: Voting has ended. We finished in the top 10 this year! Thank you to all who voted!

Vote for WriteGirl and we could receive $100,000 to provide teen girls with a safe, creative space to write. Voting ends Sept. 16! Let’s build the Los Angeles of our dreams!

GO TO: http://myla2050learn.maker.good.is/projects/WritePlace

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NEWSLETTER: Vote, Volunteer & Get Inspired with WriteGirl!

NEWSLETTER: Vote, Volunteer & Get Inspired with WriteGirl!

VOTE for WriteGirl Anyone/anywhere can vote to help WriteGirl!

VOLUNTEER with WriteGirl Are you a woman writer in Los Angeles? WriteGirl is seeking women writers for our 14th year of creative writing workshops and mentoring for teen girls. 

Get inspired with super-creative writing prompts from WriteGirl teen writers!

Donate to the WriteGirl GET INSPIRED campaign to receive writing prompts from our teen girls, award-winning WriteGirl anthologies, and more!

UPDATE: The GET INSPIRED campaign has ended. Thank you to all who donated! 

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Edutopia features WriteGirl for boosting academic success

Edutopia features WriteGirl for boosting academic success

Edutopia features WriteGirl for improving confidence and inspiring academic success 

"Because of WriteGirl, I can write. It might sound silly -- because obviously this is WriteGirl -- but it's never been silly to me. Growing up with dyslexia meant that my writing was always less eloquent and less readable than everyone else's. I grew up not trusting my writing, not trusting my words, and, eventually, not even trusting my own voice. Society taught me my voice was unimportant because I was a girl and my learning disability taught me to silence that voice completely. It wasn't until I joined WriteGirl that someone taught me to speak up." – Emily, Grade 12

Click to read the article on Edutopia.org

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MADE WOMAN MAGAZINE: Keren Taylor Named Made Woman of the Month

MADE WOMAN MAGAZINE: Keren Taylor Named Made Woman of the Month

This article was part of Made Woman Magazine's series "30 Days of Made: Giving Back." In an effort to create social change, each day they highlight one charity or non-profit organization, and provide information on how you can support them by giving back.

“Never underestimate the power of a girl and her pen” is the motto for WriteGirl, a nonprofit that helps underprivileged girls find their voice, and hone their creativity through writing.

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