Frrrrriday Rrrrroundup! #64: 50-for-50 edition

photograph by claire on zazzle

This post is #19 in a series of 50 dedicated to the art and life of writing, in support of the 50 for 50 Project to benefit WriteGirl. If you like it, or if you think it could have been improved by a better writing education for its author, please give generously. And pass it on.

A beautiful tribute to WriteGirl and 50-for-50 from Jenn Forgie, who muses on what might have been had we all been exposed to this kind of mentoring as girls.

My friend Dave Seah did a detailed and fascinating deconstruction of his process in designing a desktop wallpaper for the 50-for-50 Project.

For the next month, longtime reader Claire is donating 50% of the sales from her Rocklawn Arts Shop to benefit the 50-for-50 Project for WriteGirl.

Thanks to strong support from everyone, almost $25,000 less than halfway through our campaign, we were the cover kids for this month’s issue of IndieGoGo’s monthly newsletter.

Finally, as of this writing, over 120 people have joined the 50-for-50 Project on Facebook, many of whom I’ve never even met before. I thank each and every one of you for this, and for everything else you’re doing both out loud and behind the scenes, in support of this effort for WriteGirl. It is overwhelming in the most joyous kind of way; rest assured that some 20 days into this craziness, I still open my email or visit Twitter or read some comment at least once a day and burst into tears.

People are really, really good.

xxx
c

Image by Claire. To purchase it and many other wonderful images as stickers, greeting cards, and other nifty pieces of merch in support of WriteGirl, please visit her Rocklawn Arts Zazzle shop.

2 comments

  1. Aw, Colleen, this is just so amazing! We’d like to clone you and your whole team. This summer, we had 12 high school and college students with us over the summer as part of our “Bold Futures” program. And every day has been such a gift, working with young women in our office. Your campaign will help us reach many more young women in the coming year, giving them the skills, and inspiration they need to thrive. Thank you!

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