Giving Voice to All with “Sing, Unburied, Sing” Author Jesmyn Ward

Get up close and personal with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. In this episode of Women Amplified, we explore writing as a vehicle to give a voice to others past and present. Ward’s powerful insights, however, go far beyond writing instruction. Her words serve as an important reminder that we have a responsibility to speak up and give voice to those who have been silenced or erased in … [ more ]

Jesmyn Ward: Hold Fast to Your Oars

“I grew up in a poor, rural mostly black community in Mississippi,” Jesmyn Ward began her talk before the 10,000 women at the 2019 Pennsylvania Conference for Women. She was a child of cleaning women, bootleggers, factory workers and landscapers. Growing up, she thought the people around her lived the lives they did because of one colossal mistake: They did not choose a life of education. She did not yet … [ more ]

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