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About a Rebellion

Whose words decide who we are and how we should live? Can we resist, reimagine, reclaim words to take ownership of our stories and have a say in our future?

In 2018, at Girls Write Up, we asked some incredible writers to rebelliously reimagine a piece of writing from the literary canon in order to demonstrate that stories can change, depending on who’s telling them.

These interpretations breathed new life into old words, demonstrating the range of responses our writers had to the texts they had grown up with. From classical texts to picture books, words were reshaped to retell stories, evolving to include new voices and ideas.