About Feminessay  

Feminessay is a space that makes writing sustainable for Black women by offering resources and materials to build our writing identity, sharing our work, our stories, and our voices with the world in order to challenge common narratives that usually surround us in a negative or comparative light. Like book clubs, we hope that this online community will turn into regular "writing clubs" where women can talk about, think about, and share our writing with one another before and while submitting our pieces for publication on the Feminessay website.

“We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans – because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings.”​


—  Maya Angelou