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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Top Unconventional Loves In Six Words

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, love is inescapable. For SixContest #92, we asked for your stories of unconventional love in Six Words. We were quickly enamored with Celebrity Sixer Elizabeth Gilbert’s own #UnconditionalLoveInSix story: #unconventionalloveinsix Waited seventeen years. Then we

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The Top Six Eulogies for 2016

For SixContest #89, we invited you to bid farewell to 2016 with a Six-Word eulogy. 2016 was a year of epic tragedies (“Aleppo my heart weeps for you.” —@jennfel) and celebrated triumphs (“Cubs won World Series, Holy Cow.” —BHolt), although it

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Memoirist of the Month—December 2016: Susan G. Uran Evind

“In the last two years I’ve checked the site every day, if just to read what folks post and am always touched, humbled and entertained by what I see. There is so much give and take on this site. The contests

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