October News for You: Join the #HerStory Movement

Stand Up for Girls

This Sunday is the Day of the Girl. LitWorld, Global G.L.O.W. and our community-based partners in over 20 countries are holding Story Summits to bring girls and mentors together to tell their stories, explore their strengths, and support one another in making big dreams for the future come true. Celebrations kicked off on Wednesday here in New York. Girls from across the city, including some of our long-time LitClub members, came together in community with women from the television and publishing industries. Thanks to our generous sponsors Table Of Contents, Spring Studios and Google News Lab for supporting our radiant event! Follow LitWorld on Facebook and Instagram for photo highlights from NYC and international celebrations.

Tell Us #HerStory

To spread the Stand Up for Girls movement around the world, we have created a virtual Story Summit on social media. Join in by posting about a woman or girl whose strength inspires you. Share this important person in your life by adding her name to the end of our prompt "I am strong like..." and use the tags #HerStory and #standup4girls. Our LitWorld Teen Advocate Cailey shared on Instagram that she is strong like one of her role models, Gabby Giffords, and invited her friends and followers to share their own stories of strength. Stand with Cailey and our LitWorld and Global G.L.O.W. community. Your voice has the power to change the world. 

The Power of a Girl's Story

LitWorld Founder Pam Allyn wrote a moving article for ET Magazine to explain why a girl's own stories are the most powerful force for social change. "The ability to read stories, write stories and share stories makes us powerful in the world. With literacy, we have a voice, a community and an all-access pass to the world, our stories as a permanent record, and other people’s stories for us, to inspire, change and make us grow." Read the full piece.