Presentation on theme: "Reminding Women that Creativity Transforms Lives Traveling Postcards."— Presentation transcript:
Reminding Women that Creativity Transforms Lives Traveling Postcards
Inspiration “In this life we cannot do Great things. We can only do small things With great love” Mother Teresa
Empowerment Traveling Postcards is an opportunity for women to make connections across the world without leaving their homes, and empower each other across borders and in spite of distance and difference.
Malawi, Africa 2009
Thank you, thank you, thank you for: -providing a beautiful platform for expression -supplying an abundance of material to work from -spreading love, joy and honor in the world -reaching out to strangers and letting them know they are part of the Family of Life. Richard Bacon
My intention is that Traveling Postcards will withstand language and cultural borders, and that creativity and beauty will send a message from the heart no matter what. Caroline Lovell
I am happy to report that Traveling Postcards was met in Costa Rica with the same eagerness and enthusiasm as so often happens in the United States. I was struck with how effortlessly women express their voices given the opportunity, and how often their voices speak about love, and forgiveness. Punta Banco, 2009
When women create, wisdom is shared.
Voice Each participant has an opportunity to join a community of voices that will be exhibited both online and in a public venue that speak to a range of topics or humanitarian concerns.
Choose what you want to say.
Gabi and Rita’s cards will go to The City of Joy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over 100 cards have been collected so far!
Service Traveling Postcards is an act of service. Every card is made to give away and offers creative healing for those who make them and for those who receive them.
“I will never forget the look of joy and the many words of gratitude I received when these cards were given and translated to the courageous and resilient women of Ghana.” Elizabeth Ramirez
Caroline Lovell’s movement of women speaking to women through Traveling Postcards is beautiful, heartfelt, and important method of reaching women when and where they are at emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Jen Miller-Hogg Director of Admissions and Records John F. Kennedy University
She felt that “the Traveling Postcard would be an on- going reminder that she should not be afraid to try new things.” April Rovero Namibia
Creativity Using everyday art making materials we access our hearts by using our hands, and share our innate connections between women. We discover an understanding that even if we don’t know each other, we still care for one another.
Every card is a beautiful piece of art. They are covered with colors, ribbon, threads, and words. They are filled with compassion and small gestures of hope and caring.
Self Expression No two cards are the same Everyone is unique
Healing Your voice can offer compassionate wisdom and healing to a woman who is facing great humanitarian obstacles and who will take comfort in knowing that her resilience is recognized.
Compassion We used the resources available to us in a project aimed to make people realize that they are never alone in their suffering, and that there are woman all over the world experiencing all sorts of hardship. Annette Frost Peace Corps Volunteer Niger,2010
By sharing our extraordinary life experiences with each other, we increase awareness of humanitarian inequities and motivate one another to help ease suffering worldwide.
There is something magical that happens within me when I am making a traveling postcard. I open my heart to my hands and share my soul with a woman I may never know, but who I already love. She is me and I am her. In this act of creation we share our vulnerability and our strength all in the same breath. It is love in action. Thank you Caroline, Janis
What can I do? Creating postcards that incorporate both art and words may seem like a small action, but it is exactly what most women want; voice, visibility and compassionate caring.
Make one card Or host a workshop
What is the most loving thing we can do right now? Take care of yourself, slow down, build deeper relationships with those you love, and find a way to open your heart.
Beautiful, moving, adventurous, compelling, and connecting. Alexandra Moses