How to Share Your Story?

Author and Contributor Guidelines, Checklist and Agreements

We are delighted that you would like to be a part of the SheEvolves* storytelling community amplifying our collective voices as Black and Brown African women. The stories we share are broad and really defined by the fact that they are reflective of our human experiences – thought provoking and personal. We love any story that speaks about a life experience that has had a special meaning in a persons life as a woman of today’s world.

We would like to offer you some simple guidelines and a checklist for sending in your story. You may have some questions so please check out our Frequently Asked Question section to see if we have answered your query there.

We receive a lot of contributions from across Africa and the diaspora. Whilst we would love to be able to publish everyone’s work this is not always possible. We will always inform you if we are unable to publish. PLEASE do not see this as a rejection of your work but rather as an opportunity to publish somewhere else that may be more suited to your work.

As part of our community, we encourage all contributors to support one another. It makes a huge difference when we like, comment and engage with each other’s works.

There are some guidelines which help us and you to be successful in having your work published on We welcome all types of storytelling. This may be in the form of personal stories, poetry, short stories, oral stories, artworks, photography and music.

(Note: SheEvolves is a project established and supported by SEED Community.


Terms and Conditions for sharing your work on* website and social media platforms.

  • Work sent to SheEvolves becomes the property of and can be published in all forms of media engages with.
  • Please confirm that work is original.
  • Please read and accept our social media disclaimer. (‘Annex A’ on the last page)
  • I follow SheEvolves on social media

Note: is a project established and supported by SEED Community.

Stylistic Guidelines:

To maintain a high standard of quality we can only accept works that require minimal editing. To ensure we can consider your work please consider the following.

  • Ensure all sentence structure, spelling and grammar is checked. and corrected
  • If you would like to remain anonymous, please let us know.
  • If you are happy to be personally featured, it would be helpful to have photographs. Please forward in High Resolution Jpeg format. Otherwise, we will choose stock photos that align with your work.
  • For artworks, photography and music please provide us with a short written piece on what inspired your work.
  • For music and videos please share your YouTube channel link or unloadable link.
  • Forward your social media handles as links so that it is easy for us to tag you. If you are an organization please provide relevant media handles and website details.
  • Send work to us in a word doc or pdf format


  • Work is checked for spelling, grammar, and sentence structure
  • I consent to publishing and having ownership of my work. My work is original. I have read the social media disclaimer.
  • You may copy and paste above text into email or document
  • Links to social media handles
  • Attached high resolution Jpeg photos (maximum 5)
  • Work is in PDF or word doc format
  • Email work to [email protected]
  • I follow SheEvolves on social media and engage with the community

Frequently Asked Questions?

Can I share more than one piece of work?
Yes. However only send up to 3 pieces at a given time

Where do I send my work to?
Please forward to [email protected]

Is there an age limit for me to be able to share my story?
No. Everyone is welcome to share their story.

Is there a time frame for when I send in my work?
No, there is no time frame. When you are ready to send it to us is the right time

Can I remain Anonymous?
Yes. It is very important to us that you feel safe and comfortable sharing your story. Sometimes this is not possible and yet the story is very important to share. We respect this and are happy to publish stories anonymously and for authors not to be named or tagged.

Can my story be in a language other than English?
We would be happy to publish in other languages however, we would require a proper translation and we do not have the resources to do this. If you are able to present your story in English and another language, we would be happy to publish in both languages.

‘Annex A’

Social Media and Website Disclaimer

We welcome and encourage open discussion on SheEvolves’ social media platforms – including but not limited to our website, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube pages – and look forward to any comments, stories, pictures, poems and experiences you want to share. With that said, it is important to understand that once you post something online, there is the potential for thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of people who will read and engage with your content, even years from now. While SheEvolves makes reasonable efforts to monitor and moderate the public’s participation on our social media platforms, we, unfortunately, do not monitor and moderate all comments. As a result, we cannot always respond promptly to online comments. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact us if you see a comment requiring immediate attention. Nonetheless, SheEvolves reserves the sole right to review, edit and delete any comments it deems inappropriate. Comments including but not limited to the following may be deleted or edited by our moderators:

  • Abusive or hurtful comments about a SheEvolves writer, contributor or community member;
  • Comments that use foul language or “hate speech” (for example, including but not limited to racial, ethnic or gender bashing language);
  • Personal attacks or defamatory statements or comments (for example, including but not limited to making negative personal or untrue comments about a SheEvolves writer, contributor or community member), instead of just criticizing or disagreeing with his/her contribution, opinion or comment;
  • Off-topic and redundant comments (this includes promotion of events, groups, pages, websites, organizations and programs not related to or affiliated with SheEvolves).

The opinions and views expressed on SheEvolves’ social media platforms represent the thoughts of individual participants, which is not necessarily a representation of the views and opinions of SheEvolves or any of our respective employees. The views and opinions endorsed by SheEvoles are derived from SheEvolves’ core values, which include but are not limited to views and opinions that are non-discriminatory, unbiased, representative and woman-empowering.

By submitting content to any of SheEvolves’ social media platforms, you understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public. Therefore, please inform us should you wish to stay anonymous when submitting content for publication. Furthermore, if you do not wish to have your contribution used and published or if you change your mind about a publication, please inform us so that we can act accordingly.