A Room of Her Own: A Foundation for Women Writers and Artists
“Intellectual freedom depends upon material things. Poetry depends upon intellectual freedom…That is why I have laid so much stress on money and a room of one’s own.”
-Virginia Woolf, “A Room of One’s Own”
A Room Of Her Own (AROHO) is the largest nonprofit foundation working solely on behalf of women writers. As IBG is an all female organization working in the artistic field, we were really drawn to this organization and their mission.
Their passion doesn’t stop at providing funds to women either; they also work to help women through their creative journey from inspiration, production and to the commercial marketplace. Not only are female writers supported but female visual artists as well. They also offer unique writer’s retreats and conferences throughout the year for women to gather, become inspired and share experiences. If you’re interested in participating, the next day conference will be held Saturday, October 6th in Austin, Texas. They also run a blog called AROHO Speaks which features writings from retreat participants and friends of AROHO.
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