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Introducing myself and my journal: Finding Bliss

About Me:
My sister calls me Bliss, so my journal title has a double meaning :) Currently I am a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica. My passion is helping women and girls to empower themselves and use their agency that they have in the world. I hope to connect with others that share my passion.

My Passions:
Empowering women and girls.

My Challenges:
Patriarchy, war, greed, etc.

Comments

JaniceW's picture

Welcome

It is inspiring to hear that you are a Peace Corps volunteer. We are delighted to have you as a member of our PulseWire community where many share your passion for women's empowerment. I look forward to reading about your ideas, concerns and dreams. I hope that you will find this to be a positive experience.

Please take a moment to post a photo of yourself or an image that best represents you. You might also like to browse through our group directory (http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups) where you may find a group with similar interests to your own. Or, you may consider starting your own group where you can build a powerful network bringing together PulseWire members with similar visions who want to share ideas or actions. With the group journal, you can brainstorm solutions, pose questions, test ideas and create a support network for your visions.

Again, welcome and I know that you will find PulseWire to be engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking.
Janice Wong
PulseWire Community Director

Sharese's picture

Thank You!

Thank you for your comment! Also, thank you for doing what you do. I absolutely find this webiste engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking. I look forward to exploring it more and connecting with women all over the world!

Please feel free to check out my blog de-three.blogspot.com, PulseWire inspired me to start it!

Much Peace,

Sharese Yount

Kizzie's picture

Hey Sharese/ Bliss:) I love

Hey Sharese/ Bliss:)

I love what you are doing right now. I want to live in Jamaica sometime. Tell me more about it! Also, I think that the peace corps is America's greatest gift to the world! ;)
You know, you should meet Laura DeLuca, she was a peace corps volunteer in Kenya exactly twenty years ago and it was a life-changing experience for her!

Good luck. Keep us updated and if you have time, include pictures of the beautiful Jamaican beaches!

Sharese's picture

Hey there :)

Hey Kizzie!

Thank you so much for your comment :) Why are you interested in living in Jamaica? Just curious. I am originially from Kansas City, Missouri in the United States. That is where I love! I actually lived across the street froma Sudanese man and a good good friend of mine in my Political Science class was also Sudanese, his sister studiend in Cairo, Egypt and met a man there and married him. He was such a wonderful person, his views on gender were revolutionary! Sadly we lost touch after college :(

Anyway- I saw in your interests that you like to eat cake- I love cake too!!!!! What is your favorite kind?! Mine is probably vanilla cake with chocolate frosting.

Well I hope you are having a wonderful week! I look forward to reading more of your journal!

Much Peace,

Sharese

Kizzie's picture

Hey Sharese, I know this

Hey Sharese,

I know this sounds a bit shallow, but I fell in love with Jamaica after reading No woman No cry by Rita Marley! I started reading more about it and fell in love with the beaches, the people and the laid back style of living. I just feel like I'm gonna go there and feel at home!
It's such a small world, did his sister study at the American University in Cairo? I studied at AUC. If you remember your friend's family name, I can help you locate him. Search for him on Facebook, it's great to find long lost friends!

I share your passion of helping women help themselves:) It's great that you are a peace corps, I know it's a long time commitment and the financial reward is not very generous, I hope you are having a great time and reaching out to many women:)

I love cake so much! I'm on a diet now so I have cake once a week! I look forward to Tuesday the whole week. I love Starbuck's Carrot Cake! I love carrot cake and cheese cake ( although it's almost impossible to find good cheesecake, I went to the Cheesecake Factory in San Francisco and I had their peanut butter cheesecake, it was sooo good! )
It's great that you love Vanilla cake, I can eat vanilla cake with chocolate frosting, but I don't like chocolate cake!:)

Again,Welcome to my friend's list!
Kizzie

Sharese's picture

NOT shallow, cake is awesome.

No way does that sound shallow. However, I must warn you- Jamaica is not super mellow. I get sexually harrassed daily. However, there are a lot of great parts of Jamaica too! There are many beautiful beaches, and there are definitely a lot of beautiful people doing beautiful things (check out my blog de-three.blogspot.com to see pics from an art fest I recently went to).

I am not sure if she studied there or not... I just know that she moved to Cairo to do study because Gabriel (my friend) said that it was a huge deal in the family that his sister (a female) would move away to get an education then married a non-Sudanese.

I will have to try the carrot cake cheese cake next time I am in the states- I am thinking about going there in August to see my sister!

Peace and love on a Caribbean breeze :)

Sharese

Katie McDonald's picture

Welcome to PulseWire

Hello Sharese,

Welcome to PulseWire. It sounds like you are doing some interesting work in Jamaica. I look forward to hearing more about it.

Katie

jodelight's picture

hello!

Hi Sharese/Bliss,

I just read your profile, it was lovely. I noticed you one of the women who is interested in the book club. I can't wait to read this incredible books and then discuss with everyone. How exciting! So, on other topics, how long have you been in Jamaica with the Peace Corps? What kind of work are you doing there?
I went and visited my dear dear friend a few months ago who is a Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan. Kaz is an absolutely unique, cool place. I was so thrilled to go. My friend, Jessica, is amazing. She is having a good time, but a challenging time. She is working to develop ecotourism.
I had often thought of joining the Peace Corps, but my life took other lovely turns instead. I have had the opportunity to do non-profit work in Cambodia. I also did some humanitarian aid work in Vietnam. Such an incredible life! My life is overflowing with amazing folks and breathtaking experiences.
So, now I have talked your ear off, I look forward to connecting with you in the future.

All good things,

Jody/ jodelight
p.s. i love that your sister calls you bliss. Lovely. My middle name is delight, and I do fill that my life has been filled with delight.
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Sharese's picture

Hello :)

Jody,

Thank you for your kind words! I am very glad that you are intrested in the Book Club as well!

I have been in JA for a little over a year. That is amazing your friend is in Kazakhstan, I bet that is a tough place to work (much like JA- but for different reasons). I have looked up early termination rates for the Peace Corps and it is one of the hightest.

That is very rad that you do work in Asia! I love hearing about women doing amazing things all over- thanks for doing your part and being wonderfully you!

Much love and much peace,

Sharese

p.s. My mom's name is Jody :) And I am loving that your middle name is Delight!

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