Estelle Disch, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston

I am excited about and fully endorse the new expanded vision of the Center for New Words. Although I mourn the intellectually challenging, creative, and nurturing space that I personally enjoyed in New Words Bookstore, I believe that the Center for New Words will bring much of the wonderful energy of the original bookstore into a wider sphere designed to meet the creative and literacy needs of many more women and girls in a context of gender, race and class equality.