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Celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day

Brittany Heckard

Mar 8, 2024

Torch Literary Arts acknowledges and celebrates the many literary contributions of women to history and the wonderful Black women writers across the diaspora.

As you may or may not know, March is Women’s History Month, and today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Originally Women’s History Week celebrated the week of March 8, Women’s History Month exists to recognize women’s many accomplishments throughout history. International Women’s Day came soon after as a global recognition day of women’s accomplishments.

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #InspireInclusion. Torch is inspiring inclusion this Women’s Day by acknowledging our wonderful Torch Features, supporters, and writers worldwide. Every Black woman’s story is different and equally important. Without the diversity of our diaspora, we can’t understand the needs of all Black women, nor can we understand the value of every Black woman’s voice.

In celebrating women, we also want to thank each and every person who donated to our 2024 Amplify Austin campaign. With your help, we were able to raise $4,481! Your contribution speaks to your dedication to inspiring inclusion by ensuring Black women’s stories are amplified and championed. Thank you.

Torch is always celebrating the accomplishments of women, but this month we want you to join in! Below are a couple of different ways you can continue inspiring inclusion during Women’s History Month with Torch!


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About Torch Literary Arts

Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established with love and intention in 2006 to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. Torch has featured work by Toi Derricotte, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, workshops, an annual retreat, and special events. 

Help Torch continue to publish and promote Black women writers by donating today.


Media Contact Information:

Brittany Heckard

Communications Associate 

(512) 641-9251

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