VIDA stands for accountability, transparency and change. We work for gender parity and justice. And we depend on you, our community of supporters, to help us continue to spark transformation in literary culture.
Each year, we raise our modest budget dollar by dollar to fund The VIDA Count, to publish new writing by women on the VIDA website, and to present and participate in events nationwide. When you contribute to VIDA, you contribute to change in the literary landscape.
The VIDA Count has pushed the conversation about gender disparity to the forefront, but there are still disparities to address, so we must keep counting. In the past two years, The VIDA Count has grown to include data on race, sexuality, gender identity and disability, and the conversation is bigger than ever.
“By tracking these numbers, VIDA has put a spotlight on the editorial staff of these publications–insisting that they either demonstrate a commitment to achieving gender parity or reveal their steadfast commitment to preserving patriarchy by default.” —Syreeta McFadden, Feministing
VIDA is now forming new partnerships with organizations to offer scholarships for women writers to attend conferences and residencies, helping young writers develop the skills to succeed in an inhospitable industry and established writers get the attention they deserve. Your support of VIDA makes all this possible, and much more.
Let’s work together to build a bigger conversation about gender parity and justice. Contribute to VIDA today. We count because you count.
Please help support VIDA’s present and future here. Thank you!