Girls Get Real
How much do I love our after-school writing group with girls from East Boston High School? Thiiiis much (picture my arms stretched as far above my head as they can go, enveloping the world around me)!
As I stepped into EBHS yesterday, I felt a twinge of nervous excitement. Would the girls really be into extracurricular writing (especially after taking the dreaded MCAS the day before)? Would they want to share their experiences with me, someone they don’t know? Would they follow my lead? All these questions swirled around in my head as I stood up in front of eleven of the most talented girls in the school.
I needn’t have worried—these girls were ready to push themselves (and their peers) to the limits of both their dreams and their expectations of what they can do. We spent a very productive afternoon doing writing exercises and brainstorming topics for next Fall’s writing group (things like self-confidence, race, class, gender, teen pregnancy, and the economy).
Watch out writing world. The girls from East Boston are getting writing and getting real.