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Words of Women - Essay Contest
Words of Women

The Essay

Something for Those Who Like to Write

Congratulations Ka Kyoung Diana Lee
2016 Essays of the Year

Words of Women, An International Herstory Project and Essay Contest
A Project of Herstoric Proportions
Capturing Forever the Words of Women
The 100 Year Project

Women Writing History 


Women Righting History

Sharpen Your Pencils! Dust Off Your Keyboard!
The 2017 Words of Women Essay Cycle begins August 26.

The Essay begins on August 26 each year because it is Women's Equality Day

Words of Women is an effort to chronicle the significant events in the lives of women for the next 100 years. In a hundred years, someone can pick up a book and see what women were thinking about, what life was like for women. It is an opportunity for women and girls everywhere to participate in the recording of our story. We just have to look to the past to see that our Words (opinions, ideas, deeds, voices) have not been recorded. To ensure that our own voices be heard and our own story be told, we must be the ones to record and preserve them.  Read the full story behind Words of Women and read all theEssays from the beginning of this international herstory project in 2001.

We invite you to join with writers from Australia, Turkey, England, small towns and large cities, an oil rig off the coast of Africa, women and girls in the United States and around the world,and tell us your story.

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