Inspired by Caitlin Mahoney's empowering and original song of the same name, Caitlin and H.I.P. Lit collaborated to showcase the voices of an extraordinary cast of strong and diverse female writers about overcoming particular societal pressures, or expectations, that they've had to face.
These original essays will be compiled in a sketchbook in the Brooklyn Art Library's archive, where it will be a part of a worldwide community of creative people. In addition, the writers also starred in the song's music video.
We're excited to premiere the essays, the sketchbook and the music video in a live, intimate, and cathartic event:
The Brooklyn Art LibraryThursday, April 197:30 PM
All profits from the event will go to She Should Run, a non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of women in public leadership.
At its core, Burn The Book is more than a song—it's an artistic collaboration between women and social movement. It's goal is to give women a space to tell their stories of overcoming rules, social pressures, and constantly being told what to do, what to think, who to be. We hope women, and people in general, see the video, hear these essays, and want to burn the chapter in their life where they feel stuck, trapped, held back. This whole movement has been incredibly cathartic for us, and seeing these women own their truth and sharing their choice to overcome an expectation that was handed to them—seeing that is contagious.
This is for all of us, and we'd love to hear your stories too! Share your stories using #BurnTheBook.
A big thank you to our partners: Brooklyn Art Library, Artery.Is, Various Projects, Sunday Beer Co, Berkshire Road Brownies, and CorePowerYoga