We are a group of diverse human activist-writers from across the United States who believes that no change has ever occurred without the collective force of story. We believe that writing is power. It is the voice that articulates the human experience.

John Steinbeck once wrote, “If you understand each other you will be kind to each other.” It is our mission to help us understand one another. We know that hatred, discrimination, and persecution all bubble beneath the skin of not-knowing.

We are fighting back against a wave of newly-exposed hatred with the belief that there is underlying good in our humanity. Here, on these pages, we hope to build empathy, inspire action, and offer solace and solidarity through words.

Welcome, friends.