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 provide support with creative self-expression spaces for women and girls to step into greater leadership in their homes, communities, businesses, and the world. We believe women are pivotal role models and their voices and perspectives are needed at the table. Our programs and projects provide safe, intimate space for each participant’s voice, allowing each woman to experience their situation authentically and speak from their truth and inner authority. We believe when people trust their inner ability to speak and express themselves, they are a powerful force to unleash and impact heart-centered leadership in the world. We believe your voice matters.
Andrea Hylen founded Heal My Voice after her own journey of grief with the loss of a brother from SIDS, a son from a congenital heart defect and 4th stage neuroblastoma cancer and her 60 year old husband to multiple myeloma cancer. She has witnessed how the pain of grief, trauma and loss can silence the voices of teenage girls and women with a loss of confidence, hope and purpose. Writing, speaking, and reclaiming their power redirects their energy to make a difference in the world.
Heal My Voice emerged three years after 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 used their reclaimed power to stepped into leadership. Andrea revised and expanded this model for Heal My Voice with women becoming gentle readers for each other, participating in weekly Zoom circles, learning how to hold space for a wide range of feelings and emotions and discovering the power in vulnerable story telling. Heal My Voice has become a structural support more women to heal and build supportive community during the process of finding their power and voice in the story.
Heal My Voice has conducted letter writing projects with women in prison, supported journal writing and visual arts projects with women in recovery, and published ten books of individual stories by women in the United States, 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)
Frigörande Röster: Liberated Voices (December 2014) Heal My Voice Sweden. (In Swedish)
Sensual Voices: True Stories by Women Exploring Connection and Desire (June 2015)