By tapping into women’s traditional methods of community building and creative self expression, we seek to empower survivors to heal from their experience, speak their truth, and ultimately to be inspired to take action to end gender based oppression in their lives and communities. Under this vision WWI has developed the following initiatives: Traveling Postcards, Shelter to Shelter , Traveling Heart Bags and the Wisdom Library.  These programs reach isolated communities, bridge cultural boundaries and allow for powerful voices to be collected, shared and honored.

WWI believes deeply in the power of healing arts and courageous storytelling to unify individuals, often across continents. Our work is built on the premise that by channeling their traumatic experience into creativity, survivors can begin to heal, share their resiliency with others, become leaders in ending gender-based oppression, and build a compassionate and unified community of support.