It's Kelly, the founder and writer of "Interviews: a poetry collection inspired by womxn." Chances are, you're receiving this email because you've either already interviewed with me or have expressed interest in having your story inspire a kaleidoscopic collection of human stories. Wherever you are in this incredible, humbling and inspiring process, THANK YOU for coming along for the ride!
Let me remind you of why you're reading this: "Interviews" is geared to be a print publication of poetry, quotes and vignettes inspired by conversations I have with individuals from around the world.
So far, you've come from cities as diverse and far-reaching as San Francisco, Kabul, and Toronto. You aspire to be actresses, international journalists, and engineers. You dance with hoola hoops and teach children how to read. You've painted incredible works of art, reinvented yourself, built a professional empire. You uplift. You inspire. And you all make up what will become an inspiring and empowering book.
My goal is to dedicate the rest of April to acquire as many more participants as possible so that "Interviews" can continue to be resonating and applicable to many future readers.
Here's where your help comes in:
I invite each of you to nominate a friend, family member or colleague whom you think would benefit from being part of this publication. Do you have an organization, society, meetup group or social media community whose values or aspirations align with this intersectional feminist initiative? All the better! It would mean the world to me if you shared a quick memo with them about what this project is all about. The more we can work to diversify "Interviews," the more people this project may resonate with.
Need help? Here's a blurb you can easily copy + paste!
"Hey! My friend Kelly is writing a poetry collection inspired by interviews she has with different womxn. Please check it out if you have the chance!
Kelly's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The project is specifically concentrating its efforts on conversations with cis and trans women, genderqueer folx and nonbinary femmes of all racial backgrounds and abilities for the specific purpose of having more of their voices and stories out there in the media.
It hopes to offer new spaces of dialogue and understanding toward historically under-represented identities. I think you would love to learn more about it."