Top Six-Word Summer of Love Stories

The legendary “Summer of Love” in 1967 was a time of self-expression, experimentation, and questioning conventional norms. For SixContest#102 we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of this defining era with your stories of liberation and nonconformity in exactly six words. You shared amusing observations (“Must have been a

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Classroom of the Month: 12th Grade “Legacy Class” at Charles R. Drew Charter School in Atlanta, Georgia

“There will never be a first graduating class again. They have trailblazed. They are setting the path. They will establish many of the traditions that will continue on for years to come.” —Peter McKnight, Principal of the Drew Charter School

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Delivered: Your Top Six Care Packages

Is there a better remedy for homesickness than something treasured from back home? For SixContest #101, we asked what you’d like to give or receive in your #SixWordCarePackage. The tradition that began as post-war relief has become a mainstay of

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Top Six-Word Letters to Our Bodies

No matter how society may dictate body image, ultimately we get to define ourselves. For SixContest #100—our centennial prompt—Six Words teamed up with the creators of the upcoming book of essays, My Body, My Words (Spring 2018), and asked you to write a

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What “Adulting” Means In Six Words

Ready or not, the responsibilities of life catapult us into adulthood. For SixContest #99, we asked you to define “adulting” in Six Words. Your interpretations ranged from literal (“Adulting means accepting responsibility without complaint.” —@miriamarond) to legal (“Adulting means well stocked liquor

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Top Six Words on a Gender-Balanced World

Six-Word Memoirs partnered with Emmy-nominated filmmaker & Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain and her acclaimed participants on May 10 for the first annual 50/50 Day—a global summit on gender equality. For this special SixContest, we challenged everyone to come up

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Ms. Vinikoff’s Sixth-Grade English Class at Princess Anne Middle School in Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Six Words concept has followed English teacher Andrea Vinikoff throughout her life, starting in high school and continuing in college when she was assigned Six-Word Memoirs in some of her classes. When the Virginia Beach native became a teacher, she

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Memoirist of the Month—April 2017: Lisa Kothe

“Way back in 2008, I heard an NPR piece on Six-Word Memoirs. I remember buying the book, Not Quite What I was Planning, for the library and loved it. It’s a peaceful, creative alternative to social media.” Name: Lisa Kothe Place: Safety Harbor,

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And the #PitchAMovieIn6Words Award Goes to…

Lights! Camera! Six Words! For SixContest #93, we challenged you to sit in the producer’s chair and #PitchAMovieIn6Words. Some of you presented intriguing plot lines inspired by fan favorites (“Something’s Gotta Give Me a Break” –canadafreeze), while others combined two existing movies to

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