What Girls + Parents Say

WHAT PARENTS SAY

"You have done SO much for my daughter’s confidence and self discovery through your appreciation of her writing and encouraging her to speak from her true self and her true voice. Thank you for providing her and all your young writers a safe place to be their real self without judgment. It makes me happy to see her thriving as a writer and connecting with other girls who share a similar gift and experience through you!” —TIWP parent, Orinda
 

“Once again, I have to share with you how absolutely wonderful your class is for my daughter. In such a short time you have made a profound impact on her. It’s not just the writing topics, but you, personally, she raves about. She says you just “get it”. Sometimes she shares her writing and sometimes not, but the weekly topics have created so many interesting conversations between us at home. Her personal growth is noteworthy. As a parent, it feels gratifying to have made the right decision [in choosing] your program. Thank you.” —TIWP parent, Orinda​

"I am writing to express my heartfelt thanks to the Intuitive Writing Project..." (To read the entire testimonial, visit us at: https://intuitivevoice.org/2019/09/11/an-open-letter-to-the-intuitive-writing-project/) —TIWP parent, Orinda​
 

“The Intuitive Writing Project helped my daughter find her voice and feel confident in herself. I think that’s amazing for a middle schooler! It’s not about punctuation or spelling. It’s about strength of character and creativity… I could go on and on about how much I value Elizabeth and the program.” — TIWP parent, Orinda
 

 “I really appreciate all you have done for [my daughter.] She adores you and I’ve been so impressed how your class and encouragement has helped not only her writing but her confidence in her writing. I can’t thank you enough for that.” — TIWP parent, Orinda
 

“Elizabeth helped my daughter find her voice… And when a 15 year old starts to sing and be able to claim her interior, it’s absolutely magical…If people would only listen to teenage girls—if they could hear them before they’re so silenced!—the world would be a better place.” — TIWP parent, Orinda
 

“Thank you Elizabeth, for creating something amazing and meaningful for girls. This is such important work. Your dedication to this vision is inspiring.” —TIWP parent, Walnut Creek
 

“My daughter looks forward to your class all week. You are making a real and huge difference in her life. I really just can’t say enough about it. It’s remarkable how she’s found her voice with you. You have given so much and she is forever changed and expanded.” —TIWP parent, Lafayette

“My daughter has always been the happiest after a writing session with you. When she’s writing, she feels free. She is free to express, act and think without fear (real or perceived) of judgment from people. I can never express the difference you’ve made in her life. I wish I could find a better word than 'thank you' to say how much appreciation I feel. I will forever be indebted to you.”
—TIWP parent, Orinda

 

“I knew it was going to be momentous the day we first spoke about TIWP and I knew my daughter needed to go. I bribed her to try the first class and as we walked away, I waited. “Well?” I asked. A half a beat later her face beamed and she talked nonstop about how much she loved it. Looking back over the past four years, it’s incredible see how she changed, grew and matured from having you and TIWP as her space. You were her safe haven.” — TIWP parent, Moraga
 

"The Intuitive Writing Project is a wonderful program that has given my daughter a safe and trusted environment for expressing herself through writing. I believe it has helped her self-confidence, leadership and individuality as a teenager. I am so grateful for TIWP and the amazing support it has brought to my daughter and to us as a family!" — TIWP parent, Orinda
 

“The Intuitive Writing Project helped my daughter find her voice and feel confident in herself. I think that’s amazing for a middle schooler! It’s not about punctuation or spelling. It’s about strength of character and creativity… I could go on and on about how much I value Elizabeth and the program.” — TIWP parent, Orinda 
 

“Before we found the Intuitive Writing Project, my daughter was struggling with social anxieties. We tried therapy but she didn’t enjoy it and it seemed like she was stuck. Then she started writing in the Intuitive Writing Project, and we saw an immediate change. Within a month, we realized that writing was helping her far more than therapy, because she was getting a chance to interact with her peers in a more positive and supportive way. She was always excited to go to class and always happier and more confident afterwards. The Intuitive Writing Project helped her understand herself and that helped her engage with others. And when it came time to write her personal essays for college, she knew herself so well, the whole process was easy and she wrote something really exceptional, something she couldn’t have written if she hadn’t spent all those years at the Intuitive Writing Project.” — TIWP Parent, Orinda
 

“My daughter joined TIWP when she was a freshman in high school.  Prior to that she had friends who participated in the program and really loved it but she wasn’t interested because she didn’t like writing. That all changed when we went to the Luna Film Festival and were delighted to hear a couple of TIWP students talk about their experience. Not only did they grow to love writing but they also gained confidence and friends.  My daughter is now a senior in high school and still enjoys her weekly TIWP meetings. As a mom, it’s been very so nice to see her gain more confidence which has helped her school work, circle of friends and happiness. I highly recommend TIWP for all girls.” — TIWP Parent, Orinda
 

“TIWP’s supportive, inspiring program (and mentor extraordinare) has encouraged and developed my daughter’s passionate writing voice while supporting her journey through the challenges of adolescence. Should all young women find a creative, compassionate haven like TIWP.” — TIWP Parent, Orinda

 

“I’m so happy we found TIWP.  It has given my daughter an outlet to enjoy writing again, following some disappointing English classes at school. It’s more than just “writing,” though... she always leaves TIWP lighter in spirit and happier with herself. We are on our fourth registration now and consider it invaluable. TIWP is something special!” — TIWP Parent, Orinda
 

“The Intuitive Writing Project is a place where girls can talk, share, be safe, and express themselves, and in the process learn to be better writers. I have seen first-hand how transformative these classes can be for middle-school and high-school girls. Girls go into their first class scared and awkward. Months later they are speaking and writing with confidence, both in themselves and their power to express themselves and be heard. Powerful stuff!”
—TIWP Parent, Moraga

“You are such a blessing to so, so many young girls who struggle with the challenges of these difficult, self doubting, teenage years.  I hope and pray more girls will find you and sign up for your programs so they can learn about themselves and learn to trust themselves through writing.”  — TIWP Parent, Orinda

WHAT GIRLS SAY

 

“Now I am 200% more confident about who I am. I feel more more powerful and in touch with myself. This class has helped me find myself. It's also alleviated my teenage angst by providing a level of love and friendship I have never
experienced before.” —TIWP student, age 15

 

“The Intuitive Writing Project has affected me in such an amazing way and has helped me on so many levels. I’ve really learned to be true to myself and to know my worth. As a teenage girl, things can be pretty tough and confusing sometimes, but this program has taught me how to find clarity through writing. Now I feel more empowered as a girl and as a person. I know I will carry what I’ve learned with me throughout my life.” —TIWP student, age 17
 

“It’s the best part of my week! I love being able to share my thoughts and feelings with no judgment, and I love expanding my knowledge. I feel more validated as a person and very secure with myself.” —TIWP student, age 14

“This program has made me 100% more confident and optimistic.” — TIWP student, age 14

“The prompts and lessons were amazing and I learned so much about myself. I loved being able to express myself with total comfort and I just loved the whole experience.”
—TIWP student, age 14

“I liked how openly we could discuss our thoughts, feelings and opinions in a safe, accepting place…It was pretty therapeutic.” —TIWP student, age 15

“This experience really helped me grow as a person. I feel more confident of myself and my writing now.”
—TIWP student, age 15

 

“I have been working with Elizabeth for a few months now and she is an incredible teacher who is respectful and understanding. She has helped me develop my voice so much over such a short time.”  —TIWP student, age 14
 

“Everything about TIWP is fantastic! It gave me a space to write my truth on paper and discover strengths I never even knew existed.” —TIWP student, age 15
 

“TIWP is a place to pour out my emotions and have them validated and make them make sense and I love it. It's my safe place.” —TIWP student, age 15
 

“This program gives us the courage to express ourselves and our ideas in ways we never thought possible. I wish every girl could have this experience.” —TIWP student, age 15
 

“I was pretty unconfident the first twelve years of my life. I had no idea I could be beautiful for who I was… but Elizabeth showed me that. I would have been a completely different person than I am if it weren’t for her. But the most atom splitting, volcanic, explosive thing she has ever done for me and for all the girls in the Intuitive Writing Project is to give us a voice.” —TIWP student, age 16
 

“No matter how many times I will put a pen to paper in my life, I don’t think I will ever be able to express my utter gratitude and deep love for what you have given me. In all honesty, the Intuitive Writing Project saved my life. You were the first person to ever call me a writer. And since you gave me that gift, I no longer feel lost. Now I have a voice. And now I can face my future with bravery and the light to make sure that—no matter what—my truth is heard.” —TIWP Graduate, age 18

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