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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
I'm a musician/music producer and photographer with a passion for human rights. I was born in Australia but moved to Dubai several years ago where i lived and worked for some time before living briefly in LA. Baltimore and Kingston Jamaica.
I was an active board member and ambassador of a non profit organization based in Jamaica and the US, working on projects to empower the rural communities living in the Blue Mountains through education and awareness.
My time in the middle east and caribbean has made me more passionate then ever to try and make a difference.
I am now settled in the UK.

My Passions:
Music, World Culture, Human Rights.

My Challenges:
To help empower communities that are treated unfairly because of race/sex and social status.

My Vision for the Future:
To be involved in changing the injustice i have witnessed and to eventually become a full time activist.

My Areas of Expertise:
Editorial photographer/ambassador and fund raiser.

Comments

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

elam's picture

Thanks for the welcome

Thanks for the welcome Fatima, i'm really looking forward to that..

Sharese's picture

Wagwaan.

Hello from St. Ann, Jamaica! I would like to hear more about your work in the Blue Mountains. Does your organization still exist? What was your experience of Jamaica like? Do you ever come back down here?

I am currently working at a girls' home in St. Ann Jamaica. I do general group counselling as well as yoga, meditation, and creative threapy (drama, art).

Please message me sometime and we can chat about the beauty and struggle of the rock.

Until then, much peace and love.

Sharese

elam's picture

My time in JA

Hi Sharese, thanks for making contact.

The organization i was working with is still around but its very small, I was a board member with them for several years.

It's been about two years since i was there last, i've been to Jamaica twice and both times really did get to experience the 'real' Jamaica. I've never seen that touristy side, i was very happy to see Jamaica beyond all the holiday glitz and glamour that most people seem to relate too. Most of my time was spent in rural St Thomas but i would go into Kingston town often.

I have to say i really admire the strength of the woman living in Jamaica, it is obviously a sexist society ,like so many other parts of the world, and from what i saw in areas i spent time in anyway, woman were not putting up with ill treatment from the male community. But having said that, i had been introduced to a victim of extremely violent behavior and it was all kind of swept under the table and not talked about much. That really bothered me, i realized so much was kept quiet in this regard.

On a happier note, i love the way the sound systems come out on a friday night, even in the most remote parts of the mountains people are determined to enjoy life. I was invited to a rural dance hall club one night and the police raided the club, shut the music down and searched us all, one by one while holding automatic weapons. Not the usual thing for me to expect, but still didnt spoil the experience of being in Jamaica. I always feel a warm connection for this place.

I'm interested to know how the situation varies in St Ann. Its the other side of the island, i've only spent time in Kingston and briefly Montego Bay.

It sounds interesting the work your doing up there i'd like to hear more about that as well.

Looking forward to hearing your reply.

ATB

Nigel

jadefrank's picture

Hi Nigel, Welcome to our

Hi Nigel,

Welcome to our community! We are thrilled to have you here as a supporter of women. It sounds like you have been involved with many interesting projects and I hope you will share more about your work and your passions with our community. You can do this through your journal! Think of your journal as a blog, where you can speak your mind and reach an audience of nearly 3000 women and supporters of women's initiatives. I think that you will find PulseWire to be an exciting place to garner support, make connections and share your story!

Warm regards,
Jade

elam's picture

Thanks Jade, its good to be

Thanks Jade, its good to be involved and to show my support.
I look forward to the connections.

ATB

Nigel

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