The day after the election, I found myself barely able to move. I was catatonic with fear, shock, heartbreak, hopelessness. This project was born in the place just outside those shadows, when I gathered my strength and became determined to channel those feelings into action and hope.
I believe in the power of narrative. I believe the personal is profoundly political. I believe in our stories.
Do you write? Do you want to do something to resist hate and ignorance? Do you want to offer hope and solidarity to young readers?
(And do you want to get published and paid for your work?)
This New Year, let’s all make the resolution to be the change we are looking for.
I can’t wait to read your story.
Love and solidarity,
[UPDATE (January 16): We have a title!
OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES: 20 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America]