By TakeTwo | April 14, 2016 | Southern California Public Radio 89.3KPCC
This weekend Hollywood actors join forces with WriteGirl to portray stories written by teen girls on stage. WriteGirl is hosting a fundraising benefit at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood called *Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!*
Keren Taylor, the executive director of Write Girl, and writer Josann McGibbon, who's credits include "Runaway Bride," "The Starter Wife" and last year's Disney Channel hit "Descendants" joined host Alex Cohen in studio to talk about the organization, their red carpet benefit, and the process of mentoring young women to become confident poets, journalists, screenwriters, and more.Read More
To ease the transition of young people from incarceration to parole, and to prevent high rates of unemployment and recidivism, a new niche of rehabilitation programs has appeared in past decades to address Millennial rehabilitation, and to break the cycle of recidivism prevalent in low-income and high-crime communities.Read More
An Ode To Astronomer Nancy Roman By 16-Year-Old WriteGirl Marina Orozco
Published by WYSK
In celebration of this year’s Women’s History Month theme, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government,” 16-year-old WriteGirl mentee, Marina Orozco pays homage to astronomer Nancy Roman with her poem The Stained Glass Ceiling.Read More
Lisa Loeb and other songwriters bring teen girls' songs to life
Singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb debuted a new song on Saturday afternoon to a crowd of more than 100 teen girls at the Huntington Library in Pasadena.
Can I say I'm broken? Can I say I'm scared? Can I say I'm just a shell of a girl? Cuz If you knew me, if you knew me, you'd already know.
She'd written the melody just minutes before and the lyrics were written earlier that day by 17-year-old Lauren Cook.Read More
How exciting was the WriteGirl shout out in People Magazine? Comedian Jay Mohr and his wife, actress Nikki Cox, have collaborated on a new stand-up comedy special called *Happy. And a Lot.* From now through the end of December, they’re donating 100% of the proceeds from album sales on Mohr’s Bandcamp page to WriteGirl. The one-hour stand-up set was filmed during the Santa Barbara LOL Comedy Festival and features Mohr performing material written entirely by Cox, who combats her insomnia by writing. That makes us Happy. And a Lot!
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Janel Pineda always knew she loved writing, but never thought about how that could impact her life. That changed when her uncle mailed her a newspaper about a Los Angeles writing program for young girls. At age 14, Pineda joined WriteGirl, where she attended writing workshops and worked closely with a mentor throughout high school.Read More