Journaling - Just me
‘I feel energised and given permission to find and establish my own space and voice creatively.’
Journaling is a powerful creative tool used by many in their everyday lives, as well as by writers and artists.
It can take a variety of forms such as a sketchbook, diary or scrapbook filled with words, images, photos and collage. It can be private or for others to read too.
Journaling can be therapeutic and helps us to check in on feelings, record our good and bad days, and put experiences into perspective.
Journaling - Together
working as a group
“What I find so brilliant is the honesty of everyone, the mutual respect and interest.”
Journaling together in a group provides a space for sharing your work, getting support and learning from each other.
Share your work with the Maternal Journal community and let us know how you are getting on.
Why we journal
the history of journaling
‘We are story-telling experts, and our stories are many’ Hollie McNish #nobodytoldme
Women* have faced many barriers and restrictions on their freedom of expression, both now and in the past, and a journal was often one of the only creative outlets for personal feelings, as well as social and political views.
Because of this, there is a rich history of women* journaling around the world. Well-known journals include those by Fanny Burney, Ida B Wells, Frida Kahlo and Virginia Woolf.
Video diaries, blogging and social media are all modern ways to journal.