A Traveling Postcards Workshop is a therapeutic, healing arts workshop that gives voice and comfort to survivors of gender violence.
The workshop is an additional tool for self empowerment, available to existing aid and violence prevention programs working with women around the world. By incorporating the healing arts into support programs, survivors are given a new channel to heal, feel their hearts again, celebrate their resilience and share their wisdom. No artistic experience needed!
We bring our workshop to domestic violence shelters, rape crises centers, college campuses, refugee centers, military bases, community centers, homes and church basements. We send our cards to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, sex trafficking, and political sexual violence.
Thus far Traveling Postcards has collected and delivered over 4000 handmade postcards carrying voices to and from the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Armenia, Costa Rica, Niger, Peru, Haiti, the US, Afghanistan and more. Postcards are never mailed, instead they are hand delivered around the world during workshops, in Traveling Heart Bags or on our Shelter to Shelter tours.
Helping survivors to reconnect to their hearts and to find the strength to speak their truth is where healing and transformation can occur and is the central focus of our work. We find the creative arts to be an invaluable tool in this process.