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#WattpadSpeaks: Getting Creative with Self-Care

May 19 | Thu |
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In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Wattpad and Maybelline are hosting an intimate, unfiltered conversation that will explore how readers and writers on Wattpad can be #BraveTogether, normalize mental health issues and use creativity to facilitate self-care.

This virtual panel will be moderated by NYT best-seller, entrepreneur, and film producer Anna Todd (@imaginator1D) -- author of the global Wattpad and publishing sensation After -- in conversation with Meghan Joyce Tozer (@EmilyLindin / Night, Forgotten), Sondi Warner (@Sondi_Is_On / Lead Me Astray), and Kassandra Tate (@famouxx / The Famoux), about using creativity to support their overall well-being. This event will be a 40-minute panel, followed by a Q&A.

Have a question for Meghan, Sondi or Kassandra? Tweet us @wattpad with the hashtag #WattpadSpeaks for a chance to have your question answered during the panel.

This stream will be LIVE on YouTube. Click here to tune in!

About the Moderator:

Anna Todd (@imaginator1D) is the New York Times best-selling author of the After series which has been released in 35 languages and has sold more than twelve million copies worldwide—becoming a #1 bestseller in several countries. Always an avid reader, Todd began writing stories on her phone through Wattpad with After becoming the platform’s most read series with over two billion reads. She has served as a producer and screenwriter on the film adaptations of After and After We Collided, and in 2017, she founded the entertainment company, Frayed Pages Media, to produce innovative and creative work across film, television, and publishing. A native of Ohio, Anna Todd lives with her family in Los Angeles

About the Panelists:

Meghan Joyce Tozer (@EmilyLindin) founded The UnSlut Project, an online personal story-sharing community for survivors of sexual abuse that built momentum toward the global #MeToo movement. As the author of “UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir” (Lerner, 2015) and director of “UnSlut: A Documentary Film” (2016), Meghan has advocated for sexual abuse survivors on platforms such as ABC with Katie Couric, CNN, Deutsche Welle, Radio Ireland, “The Doctors,” Al Jazeera America, and NPR's “Here and Now.”

Sondi Warner (@Sondi_Is_On) is the author of Lead Me Astray, a supernatural polyamorous romance with over 130 thousand reads on Wattpad. When not writing, Sondi loves studying astrology, trying her hand at gardening, and painting. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with her life partner, their four children, and their cat, Se7en.

Kassandra Tate (@famouxx) has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Her work on Wattpad has accumulated over five million reads and a Watty Award for Science Fiction. She was featured in the anthology Imagines: Celebrity Encounters Starring You (Simon and Schuster), and worked alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun as curator for their New York Times Bestselling novel Gmorning, Gnight! (Penguin Random House). She graduated from Chapman University in 2020 with a BFA in screenwriting and currently lives in Los Angeles with her sisters and––most importantly––her cats, Purrsephone and [Good] Will Hunting. The Famoux is her debut novel.

Venue: virtual