In this episode, you’ll hear Mentor Tracy Morin, a magazine writer and editor, talk with Mentee Ava Fung, a high schooler from New York City, about her humorous non-fiction piece, “Toothache.” Ava’s piece compares her feeling like an outcast in her family to their toothbrushes. All of them use shiny, electric toothbrushes, and she preferred her ratty, normal toothbrush until her parents forced her to get a sleek one. Tracy and Ava discuss the importance of writing in community and how Ava has blended her stand-up comedy into her other creative work. Listen in to this fun episode, and it might even make you feel sympathetic for a certain everyday object that most of us never give a second thought: the humble toothbrush.
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Speaking in First Draft
Speaking In First Draft is an interview podcast platforming the current and next generation of storytellers from the nonprofit Girls Write Now. Released in March 2023, members of the Girls Write Now community share a draft of one of their works in progress and discuss both the writing process and what creative expression looks like to them. Listeners will have the opportunity to engage with the inner machinations and perspectives of writers, producers, and artists from a diversity of episodes and stories.
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