We Will Emerge artwork

We Will Emerge

We Will Emerge is a collaborative project bringing together 111 writers, activists, academics, poets, and public servants to imagine a blueprint for a post-COVID America. More

Colorful swirl effect overlaid on top of framed headshot of Laila Lalami and next to the text "We Will Emerge"

Why Vote?

“The ballot is the only means we have to evaluate the public servants whose salaries we all pay, whether we choose to vote or not.” More

Colorful swirl effect overlaid on top of framed headshot of Alice Wong and next to the text "We Will Emerge"

The Political is Personal

“Being a ventilator user with a neuromuscular disability compelled me to push back against the societal devaluation of disabled lives.” More

Colorful swirl effect overlaid on top of framed headshot of Natalie Diaz and next to the text "We Will Emerge"

A Practice of Momentum

“If I might make a gift of words in this moment, it is to remind myself that I will not be alone on the other side of this vote—we… More

M. Kiguwa headshot

The Path to Remembering

“I realized I wanted to write for women like me, women who want to read stories about dark, black ingenues; women who want to remember how ancient and divine… More

Claire Lin headshot

Tiger Heads All the Way Down

“I may not know how to finish but I do know how to start. If I start again and again, maybe my story will be tiger heads all the… More