Write to Live
“There is no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” -Toni Morrison
Writing is speaking power to your thoughts.
In a world where genuine humanity is waining,
Writing unleashes the knowledge that you possess to
empower, question, create and inspire action.
That is your “write” to live.
What is Write to Live?
Write to Live: goes beyond conversation to discuss tangible solutions for dealing with the social and political issues of our day. Millennials of color are invited to read, discuss and write about an array of topics ranging anywhere from music to police brutality with a critical, solution-oriented lens or as an outlet for creative expression and empowerment to live our truest and best lives.
Why was it created?
The idea for Write to Live came about during the summer of 2016. This was the summer in which we witnessed the modern-day lynchings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castille, Korryn Gaines, Terence Crutcher, Charles McKinsey and Keith Lamont Scott, who was the 173rd black person that year to be killed by police. Meanwhile, our founder was working in our nation’s capital creating de-escalation policies for public schools and realized we completely overlooked input from our main beneficiaries: students. These two thoughts that have staid with her since that summer:
1.) We have to create the change we seek with the tools and knowledge we have, and
2.) We have to empower youth to find the strength in their voices to do the same.
If you need an outlet to reflect, create, learn or celebrate, we invite you here.
You’ve got the right to live, but sometimes you’ve got to write to live.
Analyze. Discuss. Empower. Act.