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#ChooseToChallenge – Celebrate IWD 2021

Empowerment Center

#Choose To Challenge - Celebrate IWD 2021

Hip Circle Empowerment Center is seeking women writers of all ages and experience-levels to submit their words to an International Women's Day #ChooseToChallenge publication.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Hip Circle will be publishing a book of women’s voices exploring *any* topic that relates to and challenges gender bias and/or celebrates women’s achievements. We encourage all women to submit a story, poem, essay, or one-act play for consideration by March 31, 2021. Contributors will have the opportunity (not obligation) to participate in live readings later in the year and will receive a copy of the published book.

IWD 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

The publication will be released in June 2021 in honor of Hip Circle’s 11th anniversary, and available for purchase online. There is no cost to submit. All proceeds from this book will benefit Hip Circle Empowerment Center in their 11th year of operation.


For questions about submitting materials to the Hip Circle Empowerment Center IWD #ChooseToChallenge Book, please contact us here.
If you are a woman business owner or community leader, we want to publish your unique entrepreneur journey in our IWD #ChoosetoChallenge Sponsored Stories. By sharing your story, you’ll inspire the next wave of strong and empowered women. Review our #ChooseToChallenge sponsorship levels for this project and thank you for your continued support.

3 Ways To Participate


Use the link below to enter your #ChooseToChallenge writing and participate in our first published book collection to forge a gender equal world, celebrate women's achievement, and take action for equality.

Submission Details


In honor of IWD 2021 #ChooseToChallenge make a donation to help Hip Circle continue to challenge gender bias, amplify women's voices, and strengthen women through equitable access to dance, fitness, and wellness programming.

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Provide your name and information to be added to the pre-order interest list and we'll notify you when the Hip Circle IWD book pre-order form is available to reserve your copy in advance of the June publication.

Sign Up for IWD Book Pre-Order

To find out more about International Women’s Day and this year’s #ChooseToChallenge campaign, please visit: https://www.internationalwomensday.com