A new project is encouraging people to write to the women who have inspired and influenced them.
The Dear Women project aims to encourage people to write to ten strong women in their life, thanking them for inspiring them. The idea is that those ten people will also write to the inspirational women in their lives.
The project is the brainchild of Chicago-based wedding calligrapher and stationer, Emily Asher. Asher also offers predesigned cards in packs of ten with Hillary Clinton or Emily Dickinson designs. There is also a six month and 12 month subscription service or art prints.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Asher said, “After Hillary Clinton lost the US election, I felt compelled to do something with my business that could translate into action.”
“I started thinking about all the great women who had come before her, and all those in my own life whose words and faces had given me comfort and strength.”
Asher is also donating 25 per cent of the profits to non-profits that are supporting women’s rights and causes. The Dear Women project is currently supporting the She Should Run and Girls Write Now campaign.
Continuing Asher said, “There is something special about a hand-written note – the surprise of getting the letter in the mail, the personal touch of that person’s unique handwriting, knowing they spent the time to write out those words to you – and being able to keep it and return to it.”