Woven Voices is an international, collaborative, art project that promotes the empowerment of women through writing, weaving and sharing.
To create a woven tapestry based on the stories of 1,000 women globally that will be exhibited internationally to shine a light on the creative accomplishments of women while calling attention to the challenges women currently face world-wide.
To foster a culture of self-knowledge and sharing that builds courage and fosters a sense of power in women everywhere to contribute to their communities in positive ways.
To allow women to tell the story of their lives, as a catalyst for change, particularly by opening up discussions about issues of domestic violence and sexual abuse in a safe and supportive way.
To promote resilience, compassion, open communication, healing and peace in individuals and communities.
Write, Weave, Share
How do we find our powerful voice so we can express the unique gifts that we have to give the world?
Participating in Woven Voices is a journey that starts with self-reflection and writing, and transforms into a woven tapestry, a visual storyboard of women’s lives from around the globe.
The 3 elements of the Woven Voices project work together as tools to access, claim, and celebrate our power as individuals and together as a global community of women.
The act of writing and the act of weaving connect us with our inner wisdom by allowing us to use both our left-brain language processes and our right brain symbolic resonance. As we engage our whole selves in self-reflection we discover a new understanding of the choices we have made, the connections we have fostered, and the obstacles that we have overcome.
The words “text” and “textile” share the same Latin root- texere – meaning to weave. When you write out the significant events of your life, you begin to weave a beautiful story. Then, actually weaving a piece of cloth to represent that story, and stitching it into the final tapestry celebrates both your uniqueness and the connection we have as women all over the globe.