Civitas Press is pleased to announce a new community project called, What A Woman Is Worth. This community project will be a collection of essays that explore people’s experiences, perspectives, and thoughts on the worth of women and girls in an effort to bring about greater awareness of the cultural endemic that leaves them wounded, to offer catharsis, comfort, and community, and to give affirmation of the inestimable worth of all people. The infectious and lively personality Tamara Lunardo will be leading the project.
We are looking for real, honest stories of women who have struggled to believe in their own worth and stories that affirm the God-made worth of women and girls. We encourage you to let it all out on the page, and share in detail both the external circumstances and the internal conflicts that arise because of it. When at all possible show – don’t tell. Give us the gritty details, the emotions, the conflict, how you felt, how you responded (good and bad), and what you learned, if applicable to your story. Although we rarely censor graphic content or language if it serves the story, we ask that you use discretion. We are NOT looking for self-help essays on solutions, professional opinions, or agendas.
Tamara says, “Even as a woman comfortable in her skin and secure in her faith, I have so often struggled to believe what I’m worth in the face of the world’s blaring messages. By sharing my struggle publicly, I’ve taken an important step away from the oppressive isolation that silence causes and have been blessed to see so many other women join me in exposing the world’s lies and the damage they do us. My desire is that through this project we will continue to take steps toward health and truth and be able to believe more assuredly in our God-given worth.”
Jonathan Brink, publisher at Civitas Press says this about the project, “Tamara approached me about this project and I immediately loved it. At the root of so many of our fears and doubts is the question of worth. If we can create a work that inspired women to really discover their worth and inspire other women to do the same, then that’s the type of project we want to publish.”
Initial Submissions are due: January 2, 2012. Publication is targeted for July1, 2012.
For project submission information, authors can go here.