Soroptimist Manchester were delighted to be part of the Women’s Words project.

We aim as an organisation to help women and girls and this project gave women a voice no matter what their background. They could write their story and their words were going to be kept for future generations.

There were four of us in the end from our group who took part and I would say we were all unsure how we could add to the project none of us having an art or writing background. As time went on we gave our input, were listened to, and really enjoyed being part of the steering group. I met some great women both from the committee and the different artists who took part. I took part in some of the workshops. I am not a writer but realised my words count and found it quite an emotional experience.

Blogging was a new challenge for me but with advice from Tas from Wordplay and Elaine one of our group I started writing pieces about our experience on the project.

Soroptimist Manchester helped to arrange our gala event at the Central Library. Many of the people who wrote articles were invited and different artists took part. The work produced at the workshops was on display. It was a great night, the end of the first part of the project and worth all the time we had put in to make sure Women’s Words were heard.