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Introducing myself and my journal: I am a woman, and I am going to speak out!

About Me:
I am passionate about women's rights. I am a writer, journalist and human rights activist. I am particularly interested in protecting mothers, young people, women and their babies. I am a 45-year-old woman of mixed nationality. I am angry about the way women are treated and continue to be treated. I have suffered sexual abuse, sexual discrimation and sexual humiliation in my life. I have two sons. I am proud to be able to stand up for women's rights.

My Passions:
Freedom and empowerment for women and girls.

My Challenges:
Living in a world where I see an abuse of these basic human rights on a daily basis.

My Vision for the Future:
A voice for all women.

My Areas of Expertise:
Fund-raising, writing, journalism, networking, getting things done, being a mother (my greatest pleasure).

Comments

JaniceW's picture

Welcome

Yay, I am so glad that you are going to speak out! On PulseWire, you will find women who have dared to raise their voice and are making connections across oceans, continents, and cultural barriers to change the way we live. You are now a member of this vibrant community and I look forward to reading more about your passions, ideas, concerns and dreams. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience.

I would like to introduce you to Maria, a member who has also suffered from abuse and has found her voice here on PulseWire offering support, advice and friendship to our community. She can be found at:
http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/user/1437

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions, or particular interests that I can steer you towards. We have amazing members in our community and groups through which you can build powerful networks (http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups). So, let me know if there is anything I can do to make your experience even more fulfilling and again, welcome.
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

LauraB's picture

A warm welcome to World Pulse

Joanna,

You have joined a vital, growing global community and we are so pleased! As a volunteer at WorldPulse, I can tell you that there is powerful pulse beating through these waves crossing culture, place, and barriers.
I encourage you to use your journal as a way to share your story with the community joining in the open dialogue that's so alive.

Check out the many Groups on PulseWire. When you find one related to your interests, you can join adding to the group journal. And if you have an idea for a new group - you can start your own.

Seeing that you are interested in human rights and mothering, you might enjoy these groups:

Mothers Acting Up
http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/1953

Cradle
http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/8201

Human Trafficking
http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/589

So glad you have joined PulseWire

Warm wishes,

Laura
WorldPulse Volunteer

Hi J,

You are sincerely welcome to the midst of the people who are share the same ideology with you. You are in the right palce at the right time! The paltform is laid and the microphone handed over to you, it is your turn to speak for Women and Children.

The world is listening, because we will continually strike the gong, women and children have the largest population in the world and they are the least attended to, for every step they take it affects us and our children though they care less, until we run and not tired, walk and not weary, speak out with clear and loud voice, till then will they know that we have taken the center stage.

I wish you the strength, courage and undying love to pursue the vision and run with it.

You are loved unconditionally here.

Once again, welcome My Dear!

Olutosin

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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Joanna45's picture

How can I shout loud enough?

Hi Olutosin, it's lovely to hear from you. Thank you for sending me such a kind and inspiring message. I wish you strength too, real strength to keep your spirit strong, and not let violence destroy you and your kids. I haven't much strength at the moment, but I am getting it, trying to get it, for the sake of others who need help. I am a white girl. I am educated. To the outsider, I am supposedly blessed because of my race and my colour, but scratch the surface and you will see that violence is there, and antagonism, hatred when one is a supposedly strong white woman. The repression gets worse, and the gag gets tighter. I know my trials are zero compared to other women around the world who are disadvantaged in so many ways, but we share the same problem; the repression of our spirits by those who are frightened of us. Enough now. I send you my best wishes, and hope to hear from you again soon. Joanna.

Joanna

Maria de Chirikof's picture

Hi there

I am always happy to meet another woman learning to speak up and out! You will like this community a lot and enjoy meeting the vibrant and interesting woman on here. I also want to change the world and stop the abuse of woman and know the effects first hand like you. I look forward to reading your journals and finding solutions.

Maria

Dear Joana!

I wish to congratulate you on your courage and determination to challenge the world and to speak out about abuse. I do not want to apologise since you are a winner.. not all people can find their voice for the same!

Philo

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