A Big Announcement and a Giveaway

A Big Announcement and a Giveaway

Welcome to our newly redesigned website!

For the past few months, we have been hard at work, and today we have a big announcement!

Next month we will be presenting an anthology of friendship essays, The HerStories Project: Women Explore the Joy, Pain, and Power of Female Friendship. 

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From the back of the book:

Female friendship is an extremely rich and complex topic. The bonds of women’s friendship can be more intimate than marriage, and just as essential to emotional health. From the childhood friend who broke your heart to the college roommate who witnessed you at your highest and lowest, from the lost friendship that ended bitterly to the devoted companion who is still in your life, from the bond that was forged due to shared grief to the shaky connection born with new motherhood, all women have stories to tell about their friendships. The HerStories Project: Women Explore the Joy, Pain, and Power of Female Friendship is a collection of essays from 50 women writers, encompassing tales from the sandbox to the inbox.

Our website has been redesigned to showcase the new project and introduce our fantastic contributors: 50 women writers and bloggers share their stories of friendship in a collection that will be available in early December.

You can meet our contributors here.

Our book also features a foreword from Jill Smokler of Scary Mommy, as well as chapters on understanding female friendship from experts Shasta Nelson and Carlin Flora. They’re the authors of two of our favorite (and what we think are most useful) books on friendship.


If you are new visitors to The HerStories Project, welcome! You can read more about the origins of this project, beginning with our blog series on women’s friendship, here.

You can read what reviewers are saying about The HerStories Project here.

We would love to have you join our mailing list. Please sign up in the sidebar to subscribe to receive email updates on the book.

We are also excited to give away two copies of the book that inspired the entire HerStories Project:  She Matters: A Life in Friendships by Susanna Sonnenberg. She Matters is a critically acclaimed examination of the complexities of friendship from one of our country’s best memoirists.

From the New York Times reviewShe Matters lingers with you, inviting you to construct a patchwork quilt of your own life and salute the many women who helped you along the way.”

Entering the giveaway is simple. You can do any or all of these options: sign up for our mailing list, follow us on FB and Twitter, Tweet about the giveaway, or leave a comment. Remember, you can do as many or as few of these options as you’d like! Joining our email list will enter you in the giveaway 5 times! We were both so inspired by this book, and we think you will love it.

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18 comments

  1. Alexandra says:

    Friendship is something I think of on a daily basis, especially with the loss of my mother and my sisters living in other states. So happy to see this work coming to fruition, and hoping that bringing this subject to the forefront makes women more open to friendships in unlikely places. So looking forward to this.

  2. Chris Smith says:

    What a fabulous website. Needless to say I am extremely proud of the phenomenal part my daughter has played in launching the website and writing the book. She is truly an inspiration to me.

  3. Joan Huhn says:

    I am so interested in this. I have very old book in which my paternal grandmother saved postcards. It is fascinating to see how women stayed connected before cars, phones, technology as we know it, by sending these little notes to each other. They were treasured enough to collect in to special books designed for the purpose. Did you know that?

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