Abe Louise Young is an award-winning Austin, Texas-based writer and facilitator.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, she is the founder of Creative Core, a studio offering intensive and ongoing workshops in creativity and writing.
She is a former writer and educator for What Kids Can Do: Voices from the Next Generation, where she worked with underserved youth nationwide to document their lives in essays, radio, video, and public forums.
Queer Youth Advice for Educators: How to Respect and Protect Your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Students, generously funded and produced by Next Generation Press.
Hip Deep: Opinion, Essays, and Vision from American Teenagers, an anthology for use in the public school writing classroom.
Creative Action for Equality: A Toolkit for Change, produced by the Texas Council on Family Violence. Inspiring youth to use art and media for social change.
Her work in the teaching of creative writing has appeared in many anthologies, including Wingbeats: Exercises and Practices in Poetry.
BOOKS & DOWNLOADS
Queer Youth Advice for Educators: How to Respect and Protect Your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students (Next Generation Press, 2011)
Hip Deep: Opinion, Essays, and Vision from American Teenagers (Next Generation Press, 2005; and Ammonite: Poems (Magnolia Press Collective, 2010)
Creative Action for Equality: 12 Action Plans