We eventually learned that not everyone feels able to commit to a longterm penpal connection. But we knew that even if there is a level of hesitancy… once you start writing, and feel the impact of those letters on another person… it’s hard to stop. So we began running holiday card projects. The idea came from a “holiday cards to soldiers” event, and we later realized that many other prisoner support networks do similar projects. So cool! We were connected to a national (and international) movement to connect with and support (and work with and learn from) LGBT prisoners.