Writing on Glass helps creative women build businesses aligned with feminist values.

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We get it. It's hard out there for multi-passionate feminists likE you.

Are you a feminist?

An entrepreneurial spirit?

A creative soul?

Then at some point, you've probably felt like your career was a mess.

That's where I was when I quite my corporate job in early 2016 and decided to go out on my own. 

My freelancing plan was more of a pipe dream. I wanted to write, design, strategize, consult, meet people, start a blog, speak about feminism, feel fulfilled, earn money, and live in New York.

Sometimes, I called myself a business owner. Other times, a freelance writer. What I felt like was an unemployed twenty-something trying to chase an unrealistic dream.

I had a tall order and a fractured vision. Needless to say, I barely scraped by for the first six months. 

After the 2016 election, I wasn't the only one at a low point. The whole city of New York reverberated with disbelief. Post-It displays of solidarity on the subway station walls, teary-eyed client meetings, and a stack of feminist library books kept me going. I read Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Sara Ahmed, Gloria Steinem, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Andi Zeisler, Jill Filipovic, Julie Serrano, Pat Parker, Roxane Gay, Angela Saini, Jenny Zhang... the list goes on. 

And almost like magic, my business improved. 

I gained clarity. I raised my rates. Speaking up for myself became easier. Setting boundaries with clients was no longer an impossible feat. And soon, I was hitting five-figure months.

This was definitely not a coincidence.

If you're curious about what feminism and business have in common -- and why applying feminist values to my creative business sparked its growth -- then you're in the right place. 

xo,
Stephanie Newman
Founder of Writing on Glass

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