WriteGirl featured for increasing creative diversity in the Los Angeles area on University of Southern California's website Neon Tommy.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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 12Read More
IVOH Article: How GlobalGirl Media, WriteGirl & The Op-Ed Project are helping women strengthen their voices, writing.
News of women being silenced domestically and abroad isn’t new. Nor is the lack of accuracy when it comes to how women are portrayed in stories about rape, race, poverty, and immigration – if they’re covered at all.
Determined to change the rules of the game, organizations such as GlobalGirl Media, WriteGirl and The Op-Ed Project are arming young girls and women with the tools they need to make their voices heard.Read More
WriteGirl Executive Director Keren Taylor was featured in her alma mater's alumni magazine, Trek Magazine, for her work with inspiring so many teen girls through WriteGirl.
Keren graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1986 with a BA in International Relations. The article features Keren for her work in WriteGirl and includes a poem by WriteGirl mentee Amanda Gorman.Read More
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.Read More
Exclusive Essay by Jacqueline Uy:
Back in elementary school, there was always that one kid who, when asked what they wanted to be when they grew up, would say, “I want to be president.” That kid was me.
But as I got older I realized that what I really wanted to become was a journalist, specifically a foreign correspondent. Even with this, I never really thought that I would ever step foot in the White House, much less meet first lady Michelle Obama. So when the opportunity to do both arose, I reacted like any normal 16-year-old in my situation: I didn’t believe it.Read More
"Captivating and emotional from the first entry to the last, You Are Here is a compilation of journals, essays, poetry, descriptive writing, novel excerpts, songs, etc., covering topics ranging from growing up to love to infatuation to loneliness to despair."Read More