The Traveling Diary™: A Sisterhood of Stories
We’re so excited that you want to be part of this creative storytelling journey, and join the tour of the Traveling Diary™: A Sisterhood of Stories. With all of the chaos happening in the world right now, storytelling within a community of strangers feels like a welcoming oasis that we can escape to for genuine connection. We look forward to doing that with a global community of women through this experience as the diary travels via regular snail mail from person to person capturing your stories about hopes, dreams, and/or your “now”. When the diary returns, you’re invited to join a very special gathering where all the women who participated in the tour can meet each other. It’s going to be so exciting!
Why I’m collecting stories from different women in a traveling diary
I thought about creating a traveling diary because I wanted a way to be able to connect with people from all over the world. The idea came to me one night when I was up late, just having a conversation with my partner about ways to help people connect more deeply during this time of isolation. I began to wonder about what other women in different countries, states, cities, towns, cultures, and areas were experiencing during this isolation period in their own words. I wanted to learn some of the things that they might be experiencing culture-wise, particularly women — how they were managing family, how they were managing work, other responsibilities, things that they felt like they were responsible for, but maybe, in reality, they really weren’t.
As I imagined listening to these stories, I wanted the experience to be as enjoyable and engrossing as listening to a vinyl record played on a record player with a nickel delicately placed on the needle to keep the songs from skipping. Hearing their stories through interviews streamed online in a manicured setting did not interest me at all. I wanted an experience that felt authentic, safe, and open.