About Girls Right the World

Girls Right the World is an international literary journal advocating for young, female-identified writers and artists. This journal values and promotes diversity of culture and expression. The editors are students at Miss Hall’s School in Massachusetts.

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Rebecca Dontje

Rebecca Dontje is a senior at Miss Hall’s School and she loves reading and writing anything fiction. One of her favorite weekend activities is browsing through the shelves of small bookstores with a coffee in hand. She loves car rides with friends that have no set destination and at night lays on the tennis courts at school looking at the stars. In the summer you can find her swimming and finding new places in her hometown. She enjoys having conversations about the universe and the reason for human existence. Her goal in life is to publish not only her own work but works of others that are inclusive and break the mold.

Alice Ho

Alice Ho is an international student, who is now studying at Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She comes from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and she plans to study in America until graduating from college. She loves drawing, painting, designing, listening to lo-fi music, and dancing in her free time. One fun fact, she is a tarot reader (not professional so…). Girls Right The World is a great place for her to learn from women, people who are born as female and people who identify as women, and support them. Moreover, she can also improve her writing and reading skills from this project too.

Yolanda Zhang

Yolanda Zhang is a junior at Miss Hall’s School, who is dedicated and industrious. She is from Beijing, China and has grown up immersing in literature, music, and arts. She is passionate about creative writing [especially poetry], music, philosophy, and psychology. While studying abroad, she has grown into an enthusiastic young writer, reader, vocalist, and pianist. Through Girls Right the World, she has also found her interest in using her own voice to inspire empathy among people [especially teenagers around her age], through the use of various mediums she’s interested in.

Emily Pulfer-Terino

Emily Pulfer-Terino teaches English at Miss Hall’s School. A poet and writer, she is the faculty founder and support for the editors of Girls Right the World.

Issue Five Editors

Paige Wright

Paige Wright is a senior at Miss Hall’s from Pittsfield, Mass. Paige spent her summer reading, journaling, and taking way too many pictures on her film and polaroid cameras. She is a passionate curator and can often be found redecorating her room with the abundance of art she collects. She is so excited to be back at Girls Right the World as an Executive Student Editor! She is so grateful for the opportunity to learn about all the amazing things people are writing about and read about all the extraordinary female identifying people that submit!

Phuong Tran

Phuong Tran is an international student who studies in a boarding school in Massachusetts. Writings that dive deeper into new concepts, requiring creativity and imagination, and listening to stories always fascinate her. She also loves traveling and her dream is to travel around the world one day.

Jiho Shin

Jiho Shin is an ambitious and diligent high school senior situated in Massachusetts. She is another Executive Editor for GRTW. She is originally from a cozy suburban city in South Korea named Seongnam. She is constantly flowing between a multitude of personas and recording my stream of consciousness bilingually ─ and increasingly trilingually. She finds immense joy in creating and leading an adventurous life across oceans and continents; she is determined to continue exploring different parts of the globe once our world heals from the current pandemic. She would like to grow into a perpetual learner, a relentless purpose-seeker, and a fearless dream-chaser. Education is a crucial component of all her endeavors that is guaranteed to propel her to the direction of love and hope.

Kathleen Nguyen

Kathleen Nguyen is an enthusiastic and curious high school junior based in Massachusetts. She is from the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. She is always eager to learn more about the world around her by closely observing phenomena and creatively tweaking objects around her. She finds joy in collaging, creating doodles and illustrations to decorate her journal, and capturing small moments of joy with her camera. From time to time, she could also be found following her train of thoughts during long late-night conversations with her friends and family. With new ideas and knowledge that she has gained during her years abroad, she aspires to take action and bring positive changes to the lives of communities in need of her home country.

Hava Methe

Hava Methe is a junior at Miss Hall’s. She is 16 and from Lee, Ma. She loves reading and writing, especially creative writing. She also plays softball, which also happens to be her favorite sport. Hava also loves spending time with her friends and family. She wants to spend her years after high school traveling the world and exploring the nature around her. She is excited to read all the submissions and learn about so many new people from around the world.

Ruby McDonald

Ruby McDonald is a junior at Miss Halls School. She is from Chatham, a small town in New York state. She enjoys listening to music, baking and drawing. She loves to spend time with her older siblings and friends. Ruby loves learning and exploring the world around her. She is so grateful for this opportunity to work with Girls Write the World, and is excited to learn from female identifying people from around the world!

Olivia Kick

Olivia Kick is a junior at Miss Hall’s School. She is from Dalton, MA and she loves to dance. Her hobbies are knitting, baking, listening to music on vinyl, reading and writing (no she is not a grandmother.) Olivia can often be found daydreaming-- whether it’s about traveling the world or imagining herself in a fictional universe, she loves using her imagination. As a libra, Olivia craves balance and justice. Girls Right the World is a great opportunity for her to learn from others’ stories to become a better advocate and ally in the world.

Sundara Hesse

Sundara Hesse is a junior at Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She is from Chatham, New York and is an outgoing, friendly person who loves to meet new people. She enjoys playing soccer, making art, writing poems and traveling. Sundara hopes to spend lots of time exploring new places and cultures around the world. She is very interested in hearing the voices of young women/people across all diversities and is grateful for the opportunity to do so with Girls Right The World. She has many aspirations and strong interests but one of her favorite things to do is spend a weekend with her best friends and stay up late talking, watching tv, listening to music and forgetting in the moment about the next day.

Hazel Grallert

Hazel Grallert is a senior at MHS this year, she uses she/her/hers pronouns. She is from Cummington, MA. This is her second year working on GRTW, this year as an Executive Editor. She is an artist in some different fields including; writing, ceramics, and painting. She likes to spend time outside in her hammock reading or napping. She is an avid reader, and she dabbles in the divine arts as well identifying herself as a sibyl, the British Dictionary Definition is, (in ancient Greece and Rome) any of a number of women believed to be oracles or prophetesses. Hazel is very grateful for the opportunity to work on GRTW for a second time.

Kathryn Barrett

Kathryn Barrett is an MHS junior from Sandisfield Massachusetts.

Emily Pulfer-Terino

Emily Pulfer-Terino teaches English at Miss Hall’s School. A poet and writer, she is the faculty founder and support for the editors of Girls Right the World.

Issue Four Editors

Muhiim Ali

Muhiim Ali is a junior at Miss Hall’s school. She is from Somaliland and she likes writing poems in her free time. She is from a big family of twelve siblings and two loving parents. She likes playing soccer and watching late-night shows. She does Somali stand-up comedies.

Hazel Grallert

Hazel Grallert is a junior at Miss Hall’s School, she is from Cummington, MA. She a fanatic reader of poetry and lover of art. Along with her love of reading and writing Hazel is also reads Tarot cards and considers herself a future diviner(someone who has access to what the future holds). She writes her own poetry as well. Being an avid reader has connected Hazel to greek mythology and how the greek stories are reflected in society today. Being a part of Girls Right the World is a wonderful opportunity for her as she has been something she has followed since she became a part of the Miss Halls community.

Jiho Shin

Jiho Shin is a junior at Miss Hall’s School. She is from Seongnam, South Korea. She has cultivated an affection for her eccentric approach to spirituality through countless artistic inputs from her family and museums. She loves quiet contemplation, vibrant philosophy, creative writing, acting, illustration, sewing, crafting, clay miniatures, and stop-motion animation. She thoroughly enjoys watching Ted talks as well as drafting and delivering her own. She is also a passionate vocal artist; she likes performing opera and musical songs. She flows between a multitude of personas and records her stream of consciousness bilingually. She is both a studious, inspiring scholar and a wild, unpredictable youth.

Paige Wright

Paige Wright is a Junior at Miss Hall’s. She is from Pittsfield Mass and loves Phish Food from Ben and Jerrys. Actually, she loves all things Ben and Jerrys. She is a passionate eater. She has a slight obsession with Polaroid photos that has lead to her love of curating art and sharing good moments. She loves watching reality TV and Law and Order. She has been interested in poetry since she was little because her Great Grandmother was a poet. She is so excited to be working on Girls Right the World!

Emily Pulfer-Terino

Emily Pulfer-Terino teaches English at Miss Hall’s School. A poet and writer, she is the faculty founder and support for the editors of Girls Right the World.

Issue Three Editors


Evelyn is a junior at Miss Halls and is from Irvington, New Jersey. She loves creating and consuming art, in all forms, and has a deep love of fantasy, sci-fi, and anime. She is a Marvel fan, and will justify her love for Storm from the X-Men if need be; however, the character she most relates to is Raven from the Teen Titans, who’s cynical attitude and passion for reading she’s always felt kindred with. Evelyn hopes to study Studio Art in college, and maybe become a comic book artist.

Maggie Zhang

Maggie Zhang is from China and she is now a junior at Miss Hall’s School. She loves classical music, fashion, some 90s bands, books, languages, animes and black and white films. Maggie also loves art, especially Pop Art! She loves vintages, for example, old jackets and dresses. Maggie enjoys reading works from around the world because of the diversity of voices represented in them. As an editor for Girls Right the World, she hopes that this site can be a great platform for girls who would love to share their creative works with the world.


Matilda is a junior at Miss Hall’s School. She is a visual artist with a year-round creativity block, an ice lover, a mask collector & a part-time nerd.

Serena (Rea) Rice

Serena (Rea) Rice is a junior at Miss Hall’s School. She is from Louisville, KY, and enjoys reading, playing golf, and listening to music. She wants to travel and discover what she wants to do with the rest of her life. Her favorite things in the world are her cat, Scotty, and dog, Levy. She is really excited to be working with girls right the world and to give young women the opportunity to find their voice.

Issue Two Editors

Lillian Climo

Lillian Climo is a senior at Miss Halls School, from Great Barrington, MA. She enjoys tattoo art, reading, drawing with pen and ink, and listening to a combination of indie rock girls and boy bands. She wants to create illustrations that express how she and her friends navigate the world as women and non-binary people. When she grows up she wants to either work in visual communications or become a full-time woodland gnome.

Stephanie Do

Stephanie is a senior at Miss Hall's School. She came from Vietnam and enjoys watching movies, reading, and traveling in her free time. Her life goal is to travel to as many countries as possible and makes new friends. She loves listening to others' stories and their life updates, that's why working on Girls Right the World is such a delightful opportunity for her. She feels like she is connected with people from all around the world.

Faia Kronick

Faia Kronick is a junior at Miss Hall's School. She is from North Adams, MA, and enjoys reading, writing, playing the violin, and watching murder mysteries. Advocacy and activism are especially important to her, and she is excited to provide young women from all over the world with a platform for self-expression.

Michela Laurin

Michela is a senior at Miss Hall's from Pittsfield, MA. They are a music fanatic and a history buff, and some of their hobbies include researching for fun, listening to synth wave, and burning candles all night while contemplating the stars. They are passionate about this project because they love stories and think it is important to document voices from around the world.

Issue One Editors

Alicia Bravo

Alicia Bravo is a junior at Miss Hall’s School. She is from Florida and is a self-proclaimed professional nerd. She enjoys reading, rainy days, vintage jewelry and too much honey in her coffee. Her writing is inspired by everything she feels and everything she wishes she felt.

Anna Ngo

Anna Ngo is a junior at Miss Hall’s School. She is from Vietnam. Her hobbies are reading, writing, painting nails and watching movies. This project is important for her because she wants to share her love for literature with everyone around the world.