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Writing tech and freelance marketplace startup, Reedsy, is running a really cool campaign called "#IWriteBecause: A Campaign By Writers for Writers" which showcases authors and the reasons why they write. They want to bring writers together through video.  For every author who contributes a video, Reedsy is going to donate $10 to Room to Read, a non-profit foundation that focuses on literacy acquisition and girls’ education in Africa and Asia. Over 11.5 million children have benefited from Room to Read’s charity efforts in over ten countries. 

I'm thrilled to be among the first batch of writers who have submitted videos. 

Here is my #IWriteBecause video:

If you are interested in participating, send your short, one minute or less video, through the submission page. They will compile all the stories on their site and on their YouTube channel. And you will have just helped a young girl become that much closer to being able to read.