Nahima Uddin, mentee
My name is Nahima Uddin and I am that kind of girl who loves to do various activities, ranging from cultural activities to research studies. However, I love to write during my leisure time because it helps me to take a step backwards from my busy schedule. I also love how writing lets my voice be heard in a different sense. I am still exploring different writing styles, but my favorite types are currently short stories, spoken word poetry, and journalism. My poem, called The Hug, was published into the Pine Tree Poetry Collection. From taking research classes throughout my four years in high school, I have developed a writing style that is very technical. With the help of Girls Write Now, I would like to get out of my technical voice and explore different types of writing styles. I would also like try media and entertainment writing.
Corrie Driebusch, mentor
My name is Corrie Driebusch and my day job is learning new things, talking to interesting people, and piecing what I discover into news stories that hopefully will educate and inform readers. I'm a journalist by training, and I currently work for The Wall Street Journal. In my free time I enjoy creative writing, traveling to and exploring new places and spending time with friends and family. With the help of Girls Write Now, I hope to strengthen my voice and develop the confidence to try new genres of writing.
This piece is about how females are taught to grow in and the stereotype of how girls are weak. My poem challenges this idea.