My generous friends!

I am blown away by the response we’ve received for Look What She Did! this first week. The outpouring of support indicates how much LWSD is resonating with folks and it certainly gives us energy to go forward. Thank you to our first week donors.

This week we I am thrilled to share a moving interview with Elisa Bocanegra telling us about a dear mentor of hers… and mine… the amazing María Irene Fornés. You’ll be happy to know about this Cuban-American force of nature, a woman has directly inspired me in my work as a writer and director.

I hope our videos make you think of the strong, talented women who inspire YOU. As we continue in our month of fundraising I ask you to consider making a gift to Look What She Did! in honor of a strong woman. There’s no better time than Women’s History Month to honor the women who have shaped who we are today.

Thank you for sticking with LWSD. I am continuously inspired by your kind commitment to us.

Cheers,

Julie

Elisa Bocanegra on Spirited María Irene Fornés

This one is close to my heart. Irene Fornés is my dear friend and inspiration. If not for her I would not have written my first play. Theater artist Elisa Bocanegra tells us the story of this high-spirited, brilliant Cuban émigré who was more dedicated to art and writing than anyone I’ve ever known. An artist, through and through, she was also a teacher, and her unconventional, humanistic, imagistic point of view has guided hundreds and hundreds of writers, Latinos and others as well. We give you this moving interview with love and deep admiration for our Irene.