The Uncertain Girls in Uncertain Times anthology pairs poetry with reflections and life lessons from those who have wisdom to impart, history to share, and hope for the future. Within its 130 pages, 32 individuals lend their voices and poetry selections to encourage young women to imagine deeply, create bravely, and find the confidence to build a meaningful life in this uncertain and chaotic world.
Together, their voices create a collective of wisdom and urgency, reminding us all to step into our power and to embrace the messiness of change. Reflections range from practical advice to philosophical musings, from stories of triumph to somber tellings of the tougher days, while the selected poems fill in the gaps, offering access to invaluable, timeless wisdom. The combination of poetry and essays reminds young women that there is an entire community of adults who have been there, and who want to offer them support and guidance as they navigate the uncertainties of growing up.
Interwoven between the poems and essays are snippets of conversation between a mother and her daughter, who is beginning her own launch into adulthood, held over the course of a year.