The HerStories Project is a community of women writers; our mission statement is “sharing women’s voices, one story at a time.” Along with Jessica Smock, I am one of the founders and co-editors at The HerStories Project. Together, and with the help of some fantastic contributors, we have published two books.
My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends (September 2014)
Featuring 35 contributors and a foreword by Nicole Knepper of Moms Who Drink and Swear.
From the back cover: “There can be so much good, so much power, so much love in female friendships. But there is also a dark side of pain and loss. And surrounding that dark side, there is often silence.”
“Friendships between women simmer with force and tenacity, tenderness and manipulation, confidences and compassion. Then, sometimes, the simmer increases to a burn. My Other Ex collects stories of burnout, the slow burn, and the uncontrolled wildfire. Each reader will find someone she knows here, including herself.”~Susanna Sonnenberg, author of She Matters: A Life in Friendships
Featuring 50 contributors and a foreword by Jill Smokler of Scary Mommy.
From the back cover: “The bonds of women’s friendship can be more intimate than marriage, and just as essential to emotional needs…The HerStories Project is a collection of essays from 50 women writers, encompassing friendship tales from the sandbox to the inbox. “
“These stories will make you laugh and cry, and remind you that in our overbooked lives, it’s the deep and lasting friendships that sustain us.” ~Katrina Alcorn, author of Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink
Our third anthology, Mothering Through the Darkness, will be published by She Writes Press in fall 2015. We are accepting submissions for this project until January 15th; essays will automatically be entered in our first writing contest as well. You can find out more information about the call for submissions, the guidelines, and the writing contest here.
The HerStories Project also offers a variety of writing courses for writers and bloggers of all levels. This fall, we offered a Personal Essay Writing Bootcamp, and we are currently offering a course for bloggers: Write Your Way to a Better Blog. We will be offering several new classes in the new year- subscribe to our newsletter and stay tuned to find out what will be available and when!