TheWrite2Change is a woman led organization who’ve had one on one experience with mental illness through family, as well as domestic and sexual abuse. We understand the cycle of what it means to go from illness to finding help; to finding a safe space for women and men to express themselves through writing about the experience of abuse, domestic and sexual—moving from being a victim to a survivor and being able to mentor others.
We started as a grass roots local ezine and grew into a global publisher, it is a project of Red Dashboard LLC. After seven years (four of those working with writers who submitted to the mental disorder) and adding an abuse anthology, we saw a need to go further, to bring workshops and a message to the communities around us in New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia, writing and sharing are a healing process. It also fills a basic need to share the human experience and connect with others.
EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH:
This emerging nonprofit began as a for-profit publisher project of two healing anthologies—we began to give books (at print cost) to our published anthology authors, so they could bring the work to organizations of the themed nature and share. Showing these communities mental disorders and abuse subject matter was being addressed. Local New Jersey Women’s Space in Mercer County, Family Services of Cumberland County, and others family shelters and service centers are and will receive free copies of our anthologies—Moving Beyond Mars: A Voice for Victims/Survivors of Abuse (domestic and sexual) and dis*or*der, mental illness and its affects (influence) anthologies to share with it’s clients. The Write 2 Change will also offer materials for writing and workshops to those who request it.
Our outreach will extend into partnering with other likeminded press around the tri-state, and into other states by bringing public events, conferences, and readings to each community throughout each year (quarterly). It has occurred to us that bringing the work off the page and into classrooms, libraries, and through public events, we can show the unique healing experience of the spoken word through public forums; it will build confidence and break the cycles.
If you wish to help us achieve our goals of bringing healing through writing, donate now…