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. We welcome all voices to be heard!
Traveling Postcards on Campus
A Traveling Postcards Workshop is a great tool to raise awareness and empathy about the issue of sexual assault and gender based violence on college campuses. The workshop is fun, non threatening and deeply moving. Workshops are held in coordination with professional counselors, sexual assault response coordinators, prevention and community leaders.
Traveling Postcards for Shelters & Aid Agencies
We are happy to bring our free 90 minute healing arts workshop including all art supplies, to your women’s shelter or women’s empowerment program. The workshop is safe, empowering and a perfect addition to an already existing support group or as an additional therapeutic tool for healing trauma.
We work within the US and internationally. Whether receiving postcards or making postcards, our workshops are easily accessible and adapted to everyone.
Begin by contacting us for more information and let us know why you think your community would benefit from participating in our workshop.
Workshops for community and corporate programs
We conduct workshops with corporations, hospitals, military bases and community programs who share our mission to support gender equality and want to give their staff an opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop that utilizes their best self to enact social change for women worldwide.
Workshops for Healers
This workshop is specifically tailored to staff that work in aid agencies around the world.
We understand that psychological stress and burn out is an unfortunate side effect for those who work in the healing profession. We discovered that every time we held a Traveling Postcards workshop for survivors at a shelter or safe house, we would invariably be asked to hold another one for the counselors and staff.
The staff or the healers love it! Everyone is grateful that someone is thinking of them and acknowledging their dedication and hard work. Organizations we work with are thrilled to find a program that helps both their clients and their staff!
Host a Workshop in your Home
Hosting a workshop in your home can be a wonderful way to provide a meaningful and creative project for your friends and to take action to end violence against women. Often we find ourselves wanting to help, but not knowing how best to use our voices to create social change.
Here’s how it works!
Caroline Lovell, Founder and Director of the Women’s Wisdom Initiative will travel to your home and lead a Traveling Postcards Workshop for a minimum of 10 people. She will talk about the issues, bring an abundance of beautiful art supplies and work with you to create a meaningful experience for all. Each host commits to a minimum donation goal of $1000 either by asking friends for a contribution or by underwriting the event herself. We will also bring our beautiful Traveling Heart Bags for your guests to enjoy and each host will receive a complimentary bag to keep or to give as a gift!
This unique sponsorship opportunity allows us to provide an entire workshop for free to domestic violence shelters and sexual assault centers!
Please Contact Us for more information. Please include your name, contact information and the best time to reach you. We will call you shortly to discuss the workshop in more detail and to see if it is a good fit for you.