"Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood." -- Gloria Steinem
Empowering Women Left Coast Women exists to empower, preserve, and uphold women writers, in particular playwrights, living on the West Coast of the United States of America.
We believe that women writers must not be discouraged by gender- or race-based inequities in theatrical production or publication.
We also believe that region of origin or residence should never be a dynamic in measuring the quality of one's art or the worlds to which it may travel.
In essence, we believe that women writers should be motivated by all these factors to persist in artistic creation and to strive for excellence.