Dorothy Allison

Writer (Trash, Two or Three Things I Know For Sure, Bastard Out of Carolina); National Book Award nominee

I am thrilled to see the ways in which New Words is planning for the future of women and girls by establishing the Center for New Words. The emphasis on books, local culture, literacy, progressive activism and young women’s access to resources gives me hope for the future of our communities. I will do whatever I can to help in making the Center for New Words the kind of success that will make a real difference in the lives of those who most need it.