Category Archives: Poetry (2012)


Portland State University Gets Involved!

Posted by .

[Editor’s Note: Text and photos from Andrea Hope] In honor of National Poetry Month and girls’ education, slam poet Andrea Hope and Ariel Young, President of Portland State University’s Atma Foundation, hosted an open mic to benefit She’s the First! The Continue reading


Voice Your Verse: Our Vision Came True at Poets House!

Posted by .

On Tuesday, April 17, the Voice Your Verse Team and She’s the First supporters gathered together to fill the walls of the Poets House in Battery Park with sweet verses of poetry and music, to sponsor girls worldwide. A night Continue reading


Meet Bosilika An, Honored by #VoiceYourVerse

Posted by .

[Editor’s Note: If you couldn’t attend the NYC celebration of Voice Your Verse on April 17—our campaign to sponsor girls’ education through poetry–look out for blog posts this week to catch up on what you missed!] When 18-year-old Bosilika An Continue reading


7pm on Tuesday: Watch Voice Your Verse on Livestream!

Posted by .

The Poets House is a beautiful, tiny library with volumes of poetry, and we’re so proud to host our Voice Your Verse fundraiser there Tuesday night, April 17! The night is jam-packed with inspiring responses to one quintessential question: If Continue reading


Poetry Anthology Sponsors Girls Like Sophia, Karen, & Kalkidan

Posted by .

By purchasing the If the World Were My Classroom anthology, you make a $15 direct donation to sponsor girls! Order your copy here. Meet Sophia Paolo, a 17 year old in AfricAid’s Kisa Project and one of the girls you’ll help sponsor Continue reading


Sample Poetry from “If the World Were My Classroom”

Posted by .

By purchasing the If the World Were My Classroom anthology, you make a $15 direct donation to sponsor girls! Order your copy here. Need a little extra convincing that If the World Were My Classroom belongs on your bookshelf? It’s a no-brainer Continue reading


Meet Tina Chang: Poet Laureate of Brooklyn

Posted by .

It’s officially National Poetry Month! She’s the First will make a global impact with the release of our first poetry anthology (you can order here) and our very first Voice Your Verse fundraiser on April 17th. 100% of event and book proceeds will sponsor girls’ Continue reading


Introducing Our Poetry Contest Winner: Julia Solano

Posted by .

We’ve spent the last month reading and editing thousands of poetry entries submitted to the She’s the First #VoiceYourVerse Poetry Anthology via’s poetry contest for a chance to win a $500 dollar scholarship (including a $500 scholarship for Jancy, Continue reading


Inspiration for Your Open Mic Night at School

Posted by .

by Amanda Kennedy, @msamandakennedy, Founder of She’s the First*{Bryn Mawr} She’s the First*{Bryn Mawr} (@shesthefirstBMC) is one of the newest campus chapters, founded this spring 2012 semester! We are located just west of Philadelphia, PA. I wanted our first big event to tie Continue reading


She’s the First Poetry Campaign Started with a Tweet!

Posted by .

In March 2011, She’s the First Founder/President Tammy Tibbetts and Hannah Brencher, creator of, decided to combine their love of poetry and social media with their passion for girls’ education. They launched She’s the First Poetry Month in April Continue reading

← Older posts