Discover LEAP, our magazine for girls who are loud, empowered, accepted and proud.

“Behind the story I tell is the one that I don’t. Behind the story you hear is the one I could make you hear,” wrote Dorothy Allison. Those words speak to the spirit of LEAP, our teen-focused literary journal. Created by Chicago-area graduates of our Stories We Tell testimonial writing program for girls ages 15-18, LEAP features poetry, memoir, creative non-fiction, and spoken-word pieces.

Our LEAP writers remind us that behind every social injustice there is a deeply personal story. And they provide a window into a world where income inequality, police brutality, sexual exploitation, and failing schools are far too common. The stories in LEAP will make you pause, feel, and think. Our hope is that these stories will also compel LEAP readers to act.

Discover LEAP vol. 2

Discover LEAP vol. 2

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