Welcome to Heal My Voice
I am glad you stopped by. Come on in. Pull up a chair. Check out the different links and see what may have drawn you here today. ~Andrea Hylen, Founder of Heal My Voice
First I want to share our Mission:
Heal My Voice empowers and supports women and girls globally to heal, reclaim their voice and step into greater leadership in their lives and in the world.
Heal My Voice believes that women are pivotal role models and leaders in their homes, communities and businesses. We empower women and girls using an innovative approach that establishes a writing circle and allows participants to heal a story in their lives and reclaim their inner authority. Founder, Andrea Hylen initiated the first Heal My Voice (HMV) writing circle in 2011. She has completed three published anthologies (one from each completed circle) with three more underway. Each story represents an empowered voice, overcoming challenges such as drug addiction, rape, loss of a child, or divorce. A survey of the intial 63 program participants indicates that the HMV process can have a valuable impact on women. Overall, using a five point scale, 68% of women reported that participation in an HMV project had either a substantial (4.0) or dramatic (5.0) impact on their work or lives. As a result of their participation in a Heal My Voice project, 44% started a business, non-profit or other venture; 30% developed their own workshops, seminars, or conferences. In response to open-ended questions, women wrote about stepping up civic engagement on boards, for advocacy and volunteering. They wrote about investing themselves by attending a conference, pursuing a training or certification, or enrolling in a degree program.
Clearly, once a woman finds her voice, there is no going back. She trusts her perspective and the contribution she can make to the world. To date, these writing circles have served women globally, across Europe, Australia, and North America including women of Caucasian, African-American, Middle-Eastern, Asian and South Asian descent. At the end of the process, Heal My Voice provides a radio platform and social media platform for the women in each writing circle to showcase their voices and stories. Our Facebook Page has more than 3,000 followers. We are in the process of completing three more writing circles (Voices of Peace, Voices of Love, Voices of Feminine Leadership) by Summer of 2014.
In the past, Ms. Hylen has also brought Heal My Voice services to women in transitional facilities, which do not require any payment on their part. such as prisons and treatment facilities.