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Author: Amanda Hirsch

Amanda Hirsch is on a mission to fill the world with more women's stories. Her company, Mighty Forces, helps women and women's organizations figure out what they want to say and how to say it; clients include Sundance board chair Pat Mitchell and Melinda Gates' Pivotal Ventures. Amanda is also an aspiring television writer who wants to change the way women's stories are told in popular culture and has written three pilots that aspire to do just that. She is the author of Feeling My Way: Finding Motherhood Without Losing Myself, and her essays have been published by Catapult, McSweeney's and other outlets. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Why — and How — Women Writers Need to Promote Themselves

Posted: June 18, 2019 | By:

Women writers: What if building your platform was an altruistic act, rather than a dreaded exercise in shallow self-aggrandizement?


New research on women’s aversion to self-promotion reveals the following staggering conundrum:

• Most women...

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