Traveling

NJ woman connects with other women through traveling diary – WFMZ Allentown

Summary

The pandemic left a lot of folks searching for human connection. A woman in Essex County, New Jersey found a way to connect with hundreds of women she’s never met.

Kyra Peralte kept a diary during the pandemic. She wrote very candidly about how she was feeling, her struggles and what it was like to work, be a wife and a mother in 2020.

She was really curious about how other women were feeling since the pandemic was so isolating, so she decided to s…….

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The pandemic left a lot of folks searching for human connection. A woman in Essex County, New Jersey found a way to connect with hundreds of women she’s never met.

Kyra Peralte kept a diary during the pandemic. She wrote very candidly about how she was feeling, her struggles and what it was like to work, be a wife and a mother in 2020.

She was really curious about how other women were feeling since the pandemic was so isolating, so she decided to share her diary with a few strangers.

She invited other women to read it, and then write down what they were feeling. She put it in the mail, and the diary is still traveling.

She calls it the traveling diary, and it goes from woman to woman via the regular mail, and you can read the other entries, write in it, and add some drawings, whatever you want.

A year and a half later, there are 35 diaries making the rounds to hundreds of women around the world.

She created a website so you can add your name to the list. You’ll get the diary for three days and you can fill up as many pages as you wish. Then you mail it to the next person on the list.

Kyra says the diary, being able to write how you were feeling in your own words and give as much or as little information about yourself as you wanted, felt like an experience that would be authentic, safe and open.

She says it’s a time when we can do something so important for every human, which is to listen, to let them know they have been heard.

Source: https://www.wfmz.com/news/good-news/nj-woman-connects-with-other-women-through-traveling-diary/article_3f64f85e-485b-11ec-872c-cb55dd2b25ab.html