My Feature Story Idea - Feedback request
Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments and feedback on my recent adventure in NYC. You are all amazing and I love being a part of this.
My idea for a feature story was to discuss my experiences being here on this program. I wanted to talk about some of the relationships I have formed here and what I have learned from them. But the feature story is not written from a first person perspective so now I'm a bit lost. So please give any and all thoughts you may have on the following story angle:
My first idea was to write an inspirational story about my relationship with one, two or maybe all correspondents on this program. What I have learned about world affairs, about the long term impact of western foreign policy or even its corporate greed, on other countries and cultures; And how difficult it has been, at times, to hear some of the comments on this site concerning the west or the western people as a group. One comment in particular continues to rattle me to my core, in response to one of your stories, a reader congratulated the author on not letting the evils wished upon her land by the colonists get to her. Over and over I kept wondering why the woman commenting thought that the former colonists actually "wished evil" upon anyone. It has made me feel quite sick to think that there are people who believe this and I have spent a great deal of time trying to figure out if there is anything I can do to widen the perception of the west to include the good as well as the bad and the ugly.
To end the story I would talk about all the great work being done by women in America right now to raise the voices of other women around the world as well as our own. (World Pulse included) How there are many of us "westerners", who don't always get it right, but we are continuing to try and learn, a little more every day, on how best to work in concert with, in equal partnership with, in continued support and encouragement of, our sisters, our global family.
Any ideas on how I may be able to broach this subject? Should I include the stories of other correspondents in mine? with their permission of course! I really want to begin a conversation about this and just don't know how. If not for a feature story then maybe for something else down the road.
Okay, enough from me today. Thanks for listening!