Writes of Passage was founded as a result of weekly writing sessions at the Juvenile Justice Center in Dayton, Ohio, and two years later, in November 2019, the focus shifted to publishing Thirteen2Nineteen: A Literary Magazine for Black Girls & Teens.
The magazine features essays, poetry, artwork, and profiles in entrepreneurship of amazing and talented Black girls, teens, and women.
As the literary magazine continues to evolve, I hope that you find value in supporting this work by supporting my birthday fundraiser (starting in late November annually). The funds raised are used for the following:
- writing-related programming, including free writing sessions with teens (virtual only for now)
- website maintenance
- print version of magazine
- editing services
- prize(s) for winner(s) of the Black Girls Write Contest
- cover and center art contributions
- a nominal payment for artwork and writer’s essays/poetry.
All graphic design, magazine layout, and social media management are provided in-kind.
Below is a tally of fundraising efforts since the beginning.
2019: $428 total (Facebook)
2020: $25 (Cash App) + $490 (Facebook) = total – $515
2021: $2,000 (PayPal) + $863 (Facebook) = total – $2,863
🖤 PayPal Charitable Giving: https://paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/3705232
💛 Cash App: Scan the code or $WritesofPassageGroup (Morgan-Edwards)
Thank you for your support! 💛🖤💛
Your support is greatly appreciated for last year’s giving!