Mea Campbell on letter writing and loneliness

Originally Published by: Graziher Life on the Land

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Our guest today Mea Campbell is a lawyer by trade, who's good at making things happen and quick.

Her massively successful social impact business was a daydream one day and a registered business the next. Within a year there was more 15,000 people signed up to take part, as well as schools and big business.

ConnectedAU and its flagship The Letterbox Project, which is basically a pen pal project were inspired when Mea thought of her late grandfather and how lonely COVID lockdown would have made him. And Mea know’s loneliness too; in fact it triggered her own young family to pull up their roots near Walgett in NSW and moved to the regional city of Dubbo.This story is about so much more than writing letter’s, it’s a different form of social and cultural education - breaking down stereotypes, creating connections between the generations – and as she says what’s she’s doing is changing people’s lives.