Heal My Voice
“A woman’s voice is the seat of her power and her compassion. A woman’s word can heal or destroy; it be a balm and a ballast, or it can be a source of divisiveness and destruction. A woman’s voice is the seat of her power not only to choose her own destiny but to manifest it. A woman’s voice is a woman’s choice.” ~Yogi Bhajan
Heal My Voice’s mission is to empower women and girls to step into greater leadership in their lives. We believe women are pivotal role models in their homes, communities, and institutions. Our programs and projects do this by creating a safe, intimate space for each participant’s voice, allowing each person to experience their situation authentically and speak from their place of truth and inner authority. We believe humans who trust their ability to speak and express themselves are a powerful force to unleash into this world. In short, we believe your voice matters.
Andrea Hylen founded Heal My Voices after her own journey of grief with the loss of a brother, son and husband. She had seen how the pain of grief, trauma and loss had silenced the voices of teenage girls and women. Their spirits had been crushed and they had lost confidence and hope.
Heal My Voice emerged three years an Evolutionary Women Retreat when 44 women agreed to write a story for the book, “Conscious Choices: An Evolutionary Woman’s Guide to Life.” During the project, women healed a story in their lives and naturally stepped into leadership. They became gentle readers for each other, ran the weekly phone circle offered one on one encouragement, support and the role of editing. Heal My Voice has become a structure to support more women in healing and building supportive community during the process.
Heal My Voice has conducted letter writing projects with women in prison, supported journaling and visual arts projects with women in recovery, and published nine books of individual stories by women in the United States and Sweden. We received tax exempt 501(c)3 status in 2014.
When you support our mission, you help keep our transformational program affordable for women from all walks of life and from around the world. Thank you.
Tender Voices: True Stories by Women on a Journey of Love (August 2014)
Feminine Voices: True Stories by Women Transforming Leadership (October 2014)
Sensual Voices: True Stories by Women Exploring Connection and Desire (June 2015)