We’re not just training writers.
We’re creating community.
Our trauma-informed creative writing instructor and workshop facilitator are media neutral and genre-inclusive. We examine poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, spoken word, playwriting, and speechwriting, and encourage work in all these areas. Most important, we focus on creating a community of activists ready to go public with their stories. The power of the stories emerging from The Stories We Tell is twofold. They call the public to an honest accounting of gender-based violence, and they attest to the strength that survivors find in a safe, creatively challenging community.
Since its inception in 2011, our Stories We Tell workshop team has traveled across the North American and African continents and trained over 600 writer-activists. In 2016 The Voices and Faces Project launched a youth-focused edition of The Stories We Tell, targeted to at-risk girls ages 15 – 18. Most recently, we expanded our writing program to reach refugee women and girls in Nairobi, Kenya, through our ongoing partnership with RefuSHE, a United Nations NGO.