When the online storytelling magazine SMITH asked its readers to submit six-word memoirs, the results were fascinating, moving, and sometimes very funny. The results were published in a bestselling book called “Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Famous and Obscure Writers.”
This mother’s day, the ONE campaign asked its supporters to write six-words reflecting on Why Moms Matter.
Inspired by these efforts, Project NIA’s UN-marked campaign invites interested individuals to submit six-words to convey either the effect/impact of having a juvenile criminal record or to illustrate the importance of clearing a juvenile criminal record.
An example would be: “Fifteen years later still can’t work.”
Another could be: “Arrested at 16; shoplifting; never recovered.”
So be creative and add your six-words to the mix. We hope to use the best submissions to create an awareness raising poster as part of the UN-marked campaign.
Please send your 6 words to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
You can also tweet your response to @projectnia. Thanks!