Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers continue to share their stories with students and teachers from around the globe through their nonprofit, the Freedom Writers Foundation. They are the subject of the 2019 public television documentary Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart, and the 2007 feature lm Freedom Writers, starring Hilary Swank. Gruwell lives in Long Beach with her dog, Beau.
"Erin is a true inspiration and an example of the extraordinary difference one person can make in the world. She continues to transform the lives of students across the country through her work and The Freedom Writers Foundation." -- Hilary Swank, two-time Academy Award winner
"Ms. G., as the kids called her, embraced a concept that has
been lost in modern life: writing can make pain tolerable,
confusion clearer, and the self stronger." -- Anna Quindlen, winner
of the Pulitzer Prize and author of the #1 New York Times
bestseller Rise and Shine