Project: GirlSpire

By: Sang Kromah

2015-04-21 09.43.18 (1)Sometimes we have ideas that may seem just too crazy to happen. We downplay the ideas, thinking they’re impossible. I wanted to start a writing project to inspire girls, but I thought, “what if the story that I want to tell doesn’t reach a girl who really needs to be inspired?” Last year, I started working with Resources and Outreach for Liberia (ROL)’s Project R.E.A.D. (Restoring Education After Disaster), a project that will empower at-risk girls in post-war, and now, post-Ebola Liberia (West Africa), and the idea came to me to create a short story anthology in ebook form, where various female writers tell a fictional short story of a girl overcoming adversary, and instead of being save by a “knight in shining armor”, finds a way to save herself. GirlSpire: Stories to Inspire a Girl. I want these stories to let girls know that they…

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