Alumnae Stories

"We all have the potential to be storytellers"

Four alumnae authors – Mary Beth Keane, Mary Gordon, Edwidge Danticat, and Cecily Wong – describe their experiences as budding writers and first-generation students at Barnard.

Barnard’s almost 36,000 alumnae are forces to be reckoned with. Leaders in almost every field, these intrepid women have revolutionized health care, won Pulitzer Prizes, and made significant scientific discoveries.

“Barnard formed me with its supportive, collaborative environment. It’s where I came to life. It’s the shining confidence this College gave me and all of us.”

Sonia Taitz ’75