Kum-Kum Bhavnani

Founding Editor, Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism; Director, Women, Culture and Development Program, University of California, Santa Barbara

I wanted to write and say what a great idea the CNW is. The idea of having an institute for women’s writing — for women from all generations — is a brilliant move on the part of the New Words Bookstore. Given the desire to work in neighbourhoods that include Mattapan, Dorchester, Chelsea and Roxbury, it is evident that the project will be of interest to women who have a wide variety of interests. In this way, they are ensuring that we continue to make history in circumstances (almost) of our own choosing!