HerStories Project Voices Column

Every moment is enormous and it is all we are.”

Natalie Goldberg in Writing Down the Bones


We're looking for fresh voices: writing about experiences that shape us, moments that define us.

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Need some examples of personal essays about memorable moments that we love? Here are some from former HerStories contributors:

"Steering Clear"

"Reluctant Sorority Sisters"

"When a Birthday for a Child Starts Off With a Dead Bird"​

"When Your Parent Is a Stranger"​


  1. Laura Moore says:

    I have the same question as Kristin and Kristine. I wanted to revise one of my blog post essays and submit that to the Her Stories Project. Would the fact it appeared on my blog in any form disqualify it from this project? Thanks so much for your response.

  2. Joan downs says:

    I have asked the administrators of this site to respond to your questions, but I think that, given the final paragraph of the rules, which says “By submitting your essay to HerStories Voices, you agree to make sure that The HerStories Project is given credit for first publication of the essay, along with a link to the HerStories site”, this must be a previously unpublished essay (hence the note about “first publication of the essay.”) I am not completely sure about this, but it seems to make sense to me. Hop this helps.

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