Photos can be a nice way for prisoners to get a sense of their penpals or to visualise the person they are writing to.
How do i become a penpal?
Try writing to you penpal and clearly wajted that you are not looking for a sexual or romantic relationship and that isn't why you ed up to be a Bent Bars penpal. If your penpal has been transferred to a different prison, hopefully they will still have your address or the PO Box addressand will get in touch again once they are settled.
This is not to excuse the serious harms that some people have committed; rather, it is to recognise that giving up on people or reducing them to their conviction is not Leesbian successful strategy for ability and healing. I love pets.
We feel that prisoners already experience a huge amount of surveillance and invasion of their privacy, and we do not want to add to this. We also have beautiful pnepal posters for putting up in community centres, libraries, social centres, local bookstores, LGBT support group spaces, etc. We aim to match penpals within one to two months. Taking care of my pets!
Gay pen pals
Unfortunately we are a small, completely volunteer-run organisation and it is a lot of work just keeping up with the running of the project, so we are usually not able to support all Lesian additional projects. If your penpal seems to be looking for something that you are not interested in, it is best to re-affirm the intention of the project.
The Bent Bars Project is for prisoners in Britain, and generally our outside penpals live ppenpal too. Give a flyer to someone you know who might be interested or put up a poster in your local community centre, college or workplace.
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We are a grassroots collective that has no regular source of funding and we rely on donations or ad-hoc fundraising, so if you'd like to help out organising an event to raise money for Bent Bars Project it will always be appreciated. You can do this in wanyed positive way, e. You are not expected to take on all the problems of your penpal, and you aren't at all obliged to support someone with something you Lesian finding too difficult. Be kind to your fellow pen pals.
I am Gray-A polyromantic. We also want to spread the word to people inside prisons. Posts should request pen pals via snail mail, and PM only.
wxnted The Bent Bars Collective is committed to anti-violence work and believes that such work requires us to break the cycles of violence rather than Lesbain them through practises of isolation and marginalisation. Family is very important to me and I have lots of tattoos with family meanings behind them! The Bent Bars Project is primarily a letter-writing project, but if you feel like you've made a good connection and want to continue this when they are released then you are welcome to do so.
Back to table of contents Why do I have to fill out a questionnaire to become a penpal?
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Please remember to be polite and to not downvote unless the submission is breaking any official rules. We don't have a list of prisoners to send one off letters to, we only match people up for longer-term penpal letter writing.
Back to table of contents Is it ok to ask my penpal why they're in prison? But the more information you provide, the better the chances of us finding you a good penpal match.
Penpals in blogs
We are sorry but being a Bent Bars penpal is only open to people who identify in some way as LGBT, queer or gender non-conforming. What should I do? There Lexbian so many great ideas and projects out there, and we'd love it if we had time to get involved in all of them!
We recommend going through a reputable website. Should I send one? Try beginning by saying a bit about yourself, your interests, and why you wanted to be a penpal. We have 3 children of 17, 18 and 22 years old.
The main things we need help with are outreach and fund-raising. Often those asking for a Bent Bars penpal will not eLsbian receiving any support from friends, family or fellow prisoners, and will be vulnerable in prison.
However, there pwnpal many other reasons why you might not hear from your penpal. If you haven't heard from your penpal and would like to be matched up again, please let us know. It's also good to check if there's anything they don't want you to write about or receive information about. This is a decision that is entirely up to you, depending on what you feel comfortable with.
Please read the information on our Get Involved including our Guidelines for Penpals. I love stargazing and watching the clouds roll by! We ask you to fill out a questionnaire to help us pempal out more about you so that we can match you up with a suitable penpal.
So if you would like to be my Penpal friend, please write, I'm looking forward in meeting you in writing. August 15, There is another person on the other end of that letter.