A new organization is encouraging more women to write letters.
Women of Letters, started in 2010 in Australia by Michaela McGuire and Marieke Hardy, recently made its way to New York. Every month, five women from various fields come together to read their letters before an audience.
Actress Molly Ringwald was the headliner at the February event.
“In our world which is becoming increasingly more disconnected by dependency on social media and our tendencies to live online, I feel that projects like Women of Letters are the antidote,” Ringwald told Elle magazine.
“Bringing people together in one room to hear people tell their stories is a powerful reminder of our humanity,” she said.
At each event, attendees get to write their own notes, which Women of Letters mail.
“The shows themselves create a very tangible, human connection between reader and audience, and to be given an opportunity to openly share or bear witness to personal, intimate experiences, is incredibly powerful and unifying,” Hardy said.