Write for SPARK

Want to blog for SPARK Movement? Now you can!

We’re currently seeking submissions from girls anywhere in the world between the ages of 13 and 22. We want to read and publish writing by girls, for girls, and about girls: what issues are most relevant in your life? How do you combat sexism, racism, homophobia, and other issues? What cool projects are you and your friends doing to make a difference on the ground? What makes you worried for girls younger than you? What makes you excited and proud to be a girl? What media is doing a great job? What media would you like to see disappear off the face of the earth forever? Tell us all about it!

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Blogs should:

  • Be between 600 and 800 words in length
  • Have a personal, informal tone (like you’re talking to your friends, not writing a school report)
  • Be focused on anti-racism, gender justice, and other forms of activism related to our mission

We welcome everything from personal stories to film/tv/book reviews to pieces that analyze a particular problem or issue.

Contribute to one of our ongoing series, Black Women Create and sparkartists!

Black Women Create

Do you know a Black woman working in film or television? Is she creating awesome work that challenges stereotypical representations? You can interview her for Black Women Create!

Black Women Create is an ongoing blog series that highlights the work of Black women behind the scenes of film & TV: writers, directors, producers, photographers, cinematographers, editors, and more! BWC seeks to give young Black girls interested in media a place to go for advice, inspiration, and direction in navigating their media dreams.

Submissions to BWC can highlight short films, web series, documentaries, music videos, and nearly any type of media that falls under film or television. We want to hear from the women working in front of the camera AND behind it, whether their project is an Oscar-nominated film (pls call us, Ava), a webseries with their friends, or something in between.

Contributions should explore these questions: How does this project challenge limited representations of Black women? Why is it important for Black women to take a lead in the pre-production process in this way?

E-mail your interview, or any questions that you may have, to dana [at] sparkmovement [dot] org

SPARKartists

Do you have a female artist that you’re totally fascinated by and whose work deserves way more attention than it gets? Is someone you know a super cool female artist who you think the world should know about? Then you should write about them for our blog series sparkartists!

sparkartists is motivated by the historical and ongoing exclusion of women from the art world. What does it mean to be a woman or girl artist working within such a patriarchal tradition? How does it affect women artists’ work, if at all, and how do they perhaps attempt to fight back against this through their art? Should we even be approaching women artist’s work through the lens of gender and feminism, or is this actually counterproductive and limiting?

Contributions to sparkartists can explore any or all of these questions by concentrating on the work of a female artist, or can simply take a look at their practice and their work and why it’s cool/interesting/inspiring in whatever way. We love interviews, but short essays are also fine.

E-mail your interview, or any questions that you may have, to dana [at] sparkmovement [dot] org

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London-based PBG editor, 18-year-old Yas Necati, joined the SPARKteam at 14 and PBG at 15. She was named a 2015 Rising Star by The Guardian for her work as a gender rights activist, advocating for better sex and relationship education in schools and campaigning for an end to topless models on page 3 of the Sun. When she’s not editing or training new bloggers, Yas is working on a book about teenage feminism.

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