We love to tell the story of Fearless She Wrote. We often discuss how unlikely our friendship is, how dear we hold it, and how connected we feel on a spirtual level. Fearless She Wrote was born of our friendship, and to us, this publication and community feels as though it was always meant to be. It was fated; we just needed to meet first.
And so we did, as writers on Medium. Despite living thousands of miles apart--and in two different countries--we quickly became a source of support and inspiration for one another through our writing, and our subsequent group chat.
As three women trying to navigate a sometimes hostile online landscape, we were happy to lean on each other after each of us received continuous harassment from misogynistic trolls on our work. It felt comforting to have other women writers to converse with and share our pain after being criticized and bullied for being victims of sexual assault.
Shortly thereafter, we decided to open up our conversation to every person who has ever been made to feel like they should stay quiet.
That’s how Fearless She Wrote was born.
We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.