Jodi Ann Bickley is creating One Million Lovely Letters
27

patrons

$209
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Hi, I'm Jodi Ann Bickley and I run One Million Lovely Letters.

On February 3rd 2013, I was in one of the darkest places I had ever been and had planned to end my life. Thankfully, I didn't - down to a bizarre turn of events that I can only put down to some sort of magic. Instead, I turned outwards and went on social media and I asked if anyone needed reminding of how incredible they are and a girl called Natt did. And with that One Million Lovely Letters was born. I set up my website and an email address and overnight, 200 people contacted me. Since that day, I've written over 4000 letters to people in need of lifting up all around the world. I now have a team of seven volunteers who help me to keep the project going, chipping away at the letter requests in my inbox which currently totals over 12,000.  Each letter is somebody's worst day and it has been an absolute privilege getting to write to each person. The project has reminded me and many others of their strength and makes you realise that however dark that storm gets you are never, ever in it alone. 


(My TEDx talk back in 2013)

Since I first started the project in 2013, I have written a book called 'One Million Lovely Letters', I have given a TEDx talk, 'Jodi's Lovely Letters' was a BBC documentary in July of last year and I ran an exhibition of letters at Centrala, Birmingham last July. When I first started the project I realised quite quickly that what I was doing didn't fit into any of the arts funding boxes after many failed attempts. I had to look elsewhere, which is when I found Kickstarter - kickstarter launched me off the ground and provided me with an office to do my work and the ability to expand the project so now I have eight volunteers and all the stationary they all need to get through the letter pile. Kickstarter helped me see that where the project started from wanting to help other people, people in turn wanted to help me with it back. I have never, ever asked for someone to pay for a letter, that was never what the project has been about so obviously money has been really tight. I was gifted stamps by the royal mail which meant I could breathe a little but nobody could of guessed what the project would turn into which is why now I am turning to Patreon. 

Writing letters is my job, every day I open an inbox that is fill to the brim with peoples life stories and it's an absolute honour to be able to write to the people who have the courage to write into the project. On August 1st, I leave the country with my husband and two children to live around the world which is all explained here (Backpacks and Babies). We both have jobs where we aren't required to be in an office every morning, he works remotely as a Software Engineer and I write my letters and books so we thought, why not show the girls around a little bit! As a Patreon, I will be posting pieces of our adventures exclusively here to let you be part of our adventure too.

Our lives our changing, but one thing that won't be - is my letters, Having a monthly Patreon wage would give me breathing space to be able to write my letters and deal with all of the admin that running a worldwide project entails as well as organising my volunteers and recruiting more! For the last five years, my letters have brought me and so many others happiness and I would love if I could carry on the project until I was 110. In return I will fill your inboxes with loveliness and keep you up to date with all of the adventures, I really hope you like what I do and consider contributing to my project!


(A video I did as part of my exhibition last April, it's a letter to my 16 year old self)

Tiers
Surprise pep talk!
$5 or more per month 18 patrons
THANK YOU LOVE! 


Each month you will get an email from me as your personal cheerleader, reminding you of all the incredible things you may have forgotten about yourself if you've been having a rough week! :)

Every Sunday, an email to help you into the next week!
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
THANKS SO MUCH LOVELY ONE! 


Every Sunday I'll email you preparing you for the next week, tell you what's been going on in my world and how the project is going and remind you that you've got this, even when your inner critic is convincing you, you haven't. 

All of the above and a monthly chat!
$20 or more per month 6 of 30 patrons
THANKYOU SO MUCH YOU WONDERBABE! 


As well as all of the above, we can Skype too! I'll have a cup of tea with you and as I take about 20 minutes to finish my tea (and maybe biscuits) we can talk about whats going on with you and I can cheer you up or listen to you vent or get excited about what's going on in your world with you! It will be just lovely, can't wait! 



                   


Hi, I'm Jodi Ann Bickley and I run One Million Lovely Letters.

On February 3rd 2013, I was in one of the darkest places I had ever been and had planned to end my life. Thankfully, I didn't - down to a bizarre turn of events that I can only put down to some sort of magic. Instead, I turned outwards and went on social media and I asked if anyone needed reminding of how incredible they are and a girl called Natt did. And with that One Million Lovely Letters was born. I set up my website and an email address and overnight, 200 people contacted me. Since that day, I've written over 4000 letters to people in need of lifting up all around the world. I now have a team of seven volunteers who help me to keep the project going, chipping away at the letter requests in my inbox which currently totals over 12,000.  Each letter is somebody's worst day and it has been an absolute privilege getting to write to each person. The project has reminded me and many others of their strength and makes you realise that however dark that storm gets you are never, ever in it alone. 


(My TEDx talk back in 2013)

Since I first started the project in 2013, I have written a book called 'One Million Lovely Letters', I have given a TEDx talk, 'Jodi's Lovely Letters' was a BBC documentary in July of last year and I ran an exhibition of letters at Centrala, Birmingham last July. When I first started the project I realised quite quickly that what I was doing didn't fit into any of the arts funding boxes after many failed attempts. I had to look elsewhere, which is when I found Kickstarter - kickstarter launched me off the ground and provided me with an office to do my work and the ability to expand the project so now I have eight volunteers and all the stationary they all need to get through the letter pile. Kickstarter helped me see that where the project started from wanting to help other people, people in turn wanted to help me with it back. I have never, ever asked for someone to pay for a letter, that was never what the project has been about so obviously money has been really tight. I was gifted stamps by the royal mail which meant I could breathe a little but nobody could of guessed what the project would turn into which is why now I am turning to Patreon. 

Writing letters is my job, every day I open an inbox that is fill to the brim with peoples life stories and it's an absolute honour to be able to write to the people who have the courage to write into the project. On August 1st, I leave the country with my husband and two children to live around the world which is all explained here (Backpacks and Babies). We both have jobs where we aren't required to be in an office every morning, he works remotely as a Software Engineer and I write my letters and books so we thought, why not show the girls around a little bit! As a Patreon, I will be posting pieces of our adventures exclusively here to let you be part of our adventure too.

Our lives our changing, but one thing that won't be - is my letters, Having a monthly Patreon wage would give me breathing space to be able to write my letters and deal with all of the admin that running a worldwide project entails as well as organising my volunteers and recruiting more! For the last five years, my letters have brought me and so many others happiness and I would love if I could carry on the project until I was 110. In return I will fill your inboxes with loveliness and keep you up to date with all of the adventures, I really hope you like what I do and consider contributing to my project!


(A video I did as part of my exhibition last April, it's a letter to my 16 year old self)

Recent posts by Jodi Ann Bickley

Tiers
Surprise pep talk!
$5 or more per month 18 patrons
THANK YOU LOVE! 


Each month you will get an email from me as your personal cheerleader, reminding you of all the incredible things you may have forgotten about yourself if you've been having a rough week! :)

Every Sunday, an email to help you into the next week!
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
THANKS SO MUCH LOVELY ONE! 


Every Sunday I'll email you preparing you for the next week, tell you what's been going on in my world and how the project is going and remind you that you've got this, even when your inner critic is convincing you, you haven't. 

All of the above and a monthly chat!
$20 or more per month 6 of 30 patrons
THANKYOU SO MUCH YOU WONDERBABE! 


As well as all of the above, we can Skype too! I'll have a cup of tea with you and as I take about 20 minutes to finish my tea (and maybe biscuits) we can talk about whats going on with you and I can cheer you up or listen to you vent or get excited about what's going on in your world with you! It will be just lovely, can't wait!