Our project grew from the desire to understand the importance of indigenous wisdom and the role of grandmothers to our world. Learn more.
Our hope is that these grandmothers voices will help inspire, support and assist you! We raise our voices for the future.
Grandmothers from Siberia to Patagonia shared their life experiences and wisdom. Meet them and hear their stories.
The movie and expanded interviews are available for free. We hope you enjoy watching.
Read "Women's Voices:The Wisdom of the Grandmothers." We have made the book and related files available here for free.
Susan Christianson was honored to be named a 2018 Rasumuson Foundation Fellowship Award recipient. See all the news about our project.
Our materials are all now available for free on this website, however, all contributions are greatly appreciated. We are a non-profit, so your contributions make a difference in what we can do. Thank you.
Read our Blog and join our community. Let us know how we can support your work for peace in your local community.
The Women's Voices Project initially grew out of a desire to find out more about the indigenous prophesy that states there won't be peace on earth until the voices of women are heard. Since the book "Women's Voices: The Wisdom of the Grandmothers" was published in 2010, the project has grown in scope and content. We completed a documentary film "The Wisdom of the Grandmothers " that includes women from the farthest North in Siberia to the farthest South in Patagonia, Argentina. Alaska Public Television aired the documentary more than 440 times on 85 PBS and FNX stations in 19 states and 42 markets, to an audience of almost 89 million in more than 34.5 million households since it first aired in 2015!
Susan Stark Christianson is an award-winning former journalist currently living in Juneau, Alaska. She is the proud mother of two daughters and the grandmother to two incredible grandsons As the owner of Christianson Communications, an advertising and public relations firm, and Walton Group Publications, a publishing business focused on promoting work by women, she won numerous awards. In 2018 she was named the recipient of the prestigious Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship Award. Susan served as a former Deputy Director of Communications for the State of Alaska Office of the Governor and as a communications consultant for national and statewide businesses and non-profits. She developed a successful advertising campaign to bring awareness to the issues surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska. Her volunteer work has included the Spiritual Unity of Tribes Gatherings, serving on the Board of Directors of International Cross-Cultural Alcohol Program (Inter-CCAP), as well as numerous local service organizations. Working on the book "Women's Voices: The Wisdom of the Grandmothers" and on the documentary "The Wisdom of the Grandmothers" was the fulfillment of a one of Susan's life dreams. It was also life-changing, providing her with the opportunity to meet and be inspired by the incredible mothers and grandmothers she met along the journey. Please read Travelers/Helpers to find out more about the people who have helped make our projects possible.