We Believe in the Power of Art to Heal, Open Hearts and Bring Communities Together
Who We Are & What We Do
“Where after all do human rights begin? In small places, close to home-so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seek equal opportunity, equal dignity, without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Traveling Postcards™ believes that by channeling traumatic experience into creativity, survivors of trauma can begin to heal, share their strengths with others, and become leaders in ending Gender- Based Violence (GBV).
Traveling Postcards™ creates a safe space for healing and for witnessing survivor resiliency. We send the handmade postcard as a tangible gift of solidarity for a survivor and then amplify the strength of the art and artist by sharing them with the world.
Too often we feel that our voices don’t matter. Art allows us to find and capture our unique voice in a way that feels safe and empowering. Within the Traveling Postcards experience, not only is your voice important but your empathy, solidarity, and resilience plays a central role in the elimination of violence.
After ten years of providing the signature Traveling Postcard workshop, The Women's Wisdom Initiative decided to use the more familiar ( and easier to pronounce) name 'Traveling Postcards' as our DBA to simplify our message and mission of sending empathy around the world.
Traveling Postcards ™is fortunate to work alongside some extraordinary individuals; from volunteers and board members to workshop facilitators and participants. Every person has given their time and expertise and we could not be more grateful.
We have traveled around the country working in safe houses and DV shelters and have brought our programs to many diverse communities, including college campuses, military bases, refugee centers and international aid organizations . Each place we visit has directors and administrators that facilitate our visit and make us feel welcome.
Gender- based violence work takes entire communities of activists, healers, educators and leaders to create positive change; to move the needle so that all of us can feel safe and be safe.
Here is a small list of people and organizations we have worked with and who have given so much to making our big vision thrive!
Kelly Di Trapani
BAWAR, Oakland, CA
Bradley Angle, Portland
Center for Domestic Peace,CA
Community Violence Solutions,CA
Grissom Air Reserve Base
Housatonic Community College
In Movement: Art For Social Change
La Casa de las Madres
Marin Catholic High School
Montana Women’s Coalition
Meridian Health Foundation
Norwalk Community College
Our Voice, Asheville, NC
SafePlace, Austin TX
Saint Louis University
ST. Olaf College
Saint Mary's College
Self Help Center, Casper WY
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
STAND! For Families free of Violence
Trust In Education
University of Virginia
University of Richmond
University of Utah Health
University of North Carolina/ Charlotte
University of South Carolina
Verity, Santa Rosa CA
Western Carolina University
White Buffalo Calf Woman Society
Women for Afghan Women
YWCA New Britain
YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program
YWCA Salt Lake City
YWCA Clark County