by Sang Kromah
Three and a half years ago, I created Project GirlSpire as a platform where positive stories of girls and women were to be told. The more content that I created and edited for the site, the more I realized that telling positive stories isn’t sufficient enough and didn’t achieve my initial goal of women and girls creating the narrative by creating it for themselves.
The strength of a story lies in its characters and its storyteller’s ability to bring the reader into the characters’ journeys. So often the voices of girls and women are stifled because our stories are being told through someone else’s tainted lens. Our words are misinterpreted, and we are labeled, whether the label fits us or not. This is where Project GirlSpire comes into play.
This is a place where
Our New Schedule
#NoteToSelf- Reflection of a story from your youth. The conclusion is a note to your younger self.
#800Words- Every girl/woman has a unique voice, thoughts, ideas, and opinions, in 800 words (no more, no less), write an opinion piece on something you’re passionate about or that you believe must be heard.
#WickedWednesday- This is a day for all things literary (short stories, books, TV/Film, etc).
#The10Spot Weekly list of favorites, curated by a different contributor or me each week.
#PassTheStory- An ongoing fictional story continued by a different writer each week.
Interested in contributing or collaborating? Pitch us at firstname.lastname@example.org