Write to Right got its start in the fall of 2011, when English teacher Marjie Bowker read Ingrid Ricks’ coming-of-age memoir,Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story. She instantly recognized that her students would connect with the themes inHippie Boy and shared her thoughts with Ingrid via email.
The two women quickly discovered their shared passion for exploring the inherent power in narrative stories to make heart and soul connections with teenagers. What started as a one-month collaboration that usedHippie Boyas a guide to help students find their voice and power by writing their stories has evolved into a grassroots organization committed to transforming the lives of youth through personal storytelling. Here are their stories.
Ingrid Ricks author of Hippie Boy
Marjie Bowker extrodinary teacher