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A Message from Our Founder
Hi! My name is Madeleine Lippey and I am 16. I launched The Do Write Campaign in 2011 as a way to unite young people around the world through writing and artistic media. Please join me in the call for teenagers from every country and from all walks of life to submit creative writing, political opinion pieces, artwork, photography, and videography in order to create a global online literary magazine. I believe that Art is a way to express all that we cannot always say with words. It is something we can hide behind, but at the same time, use to spotlight the important things in life.
When I write, I feel like everything I hold in my heart is let go for just a moment. I feel weightless, thoughtless, less of a human and more of a voice. Whenever I think about The Do Write Campaign, I feel as if my heart is about to burst. There are very few people in the world who can say that, let alone someone so young. I am very lucky to know this and have this gift. And now I am asking you, whoever you are, to have faith in me. I don’t know much about life, the world, or even what good writing is. But I do know this; life isn’t about what you look like, what college you go to, where you live or how much money you earn. Life is about being head over heels in love with EXPRESSION and FREEDOM and DOING WRITE. It’s about ignoring all that “noise” around you, letting people call you crazy, and understanding that craziness can often be greatness.
I want The Do Write Campaign to be a REVOLUTION OF FACELESSNESS. Expression isn’t about being beautiful. It’s about being honest, and realizing that sometimes the truth has much more power than one can even explain. Impossible? Maybe. But I think the word “impossible” was created just so that the word “possible” could be as well. Join us and help make a difference in the world.
Do Write. For Every Voice, For Every Vision.
DO WRITE CAMPAIGN FEATURED BOOK: "A Little Peace of Me"
Acclaimed New Children's Book by 16-year-old DWC Founder Madeleine Lippey, with a Foreword by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
"A Little Peace of Me" is a beautifully written and illustrated children's book about three kids from very different worlds. The characters - Lucas from the USA, Victorious from Africa, and Amir from the Middle East - meet in a dream by a chocolate river, and soon discover that they have much in common: they are all children who love their families and want to live in a world without war, disease, or poverty.
In his Foreword to the book, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, wrote:
“A Little Peace of Me” by Madeleine Lippey is a wonderful story that should be read to all children. It embodies the philosophy of ubuntu, which speaks to the very essence of what it means to be a person. Ubuntu is rooted in the idea of human interconnectedness; you can’t be human all by yourself, and when you possess this quality-ubuntu-you are known for your generosity. We too often think of ourselves as individuals, separated from one another, but each person’s decisions and actions can affect the entire world. When you impact your community in a positive way, it spreads out, affecting the whole of humanity. “A Little Peace of Me” does just that: it connects children across the world and reminds us that we all share the same capability to drive lasting and meaningful change."
Other testimonials include the following:
"Madeleine Lippey's young life, filled with accomplishment and service, bears testament to the motto of her high school, Phillips Academy. That motto in Latin is "Non SIBI". The English translation, "Not for Self," urges us all to reach out from our own familiar places to address pain and poverty in the wider world. Madeleine's book, A Little Peace of Me, speaks to the minds and hearts of young children and urges them to reach out to those close to them with care and love. This is where we must all start to begin to address problems on a broader scale. What better message could we possibly give our children? Thank you, Madeleine, for inspiring me, in and out of the classroom!”
Barbara Landis Chase
Head of School, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. 1994-2012
"A Little Peace of Me” is a heartwarming story that encourages children of all ages to appreciate one another’s humanity and stresses the importance of similarities alongside differences. At Seeds of Peace, we stress the same values in our international conflict resolution program and seek to provide opportunities for so-called enemies to better understand the human side of the other. We are proud to have Madeleine as one of our “Seeds.” She has shown tremendous passion and compassion in capturing her transformative experience at Seeds of Peace in this wonderful story, and allowing younger children to see the world as she does. This is a must read for children and adults of all ages!”
Leslie Lewin - Chief Executive Officer, Seeds of Peace
Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to Ubuntu Education Fund (www.ubuntufund.org), a South African nonprofit organization providing orphaned and vulnerable children with comprehensive medical and educational services.
To order your copy of "A Little Peace of Me" click HERE