Miriam Messinger

Executive Director, The City School, Dorchester Massachusetts

I fully support the launch of the Center for New Words. As a buyer of books and audience member, I have valued the space, words and convening capacity of New Words Bookstore. I also had the privilege of offering input as the store began an intentional process of change and growth. CNW is forward thinking in its recognition of the importance of continued room and support for women’s words.

I work with teenagers, most of them female, who need such an organization to exist — it will support their emergence as young leaders and activists who care about their communities in and around Boston and need to hear from others, share their ideas and see what is possible. In this way, CNW will continue and indeed expand the impact of New Words. Thank you for your vision and your work.