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Introducing myself and my journal: be here now

About Me:
I am a 30-year-old woman living in Fairbanks, Alaska. I work in an aquatic ecology lab at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where I recently completed my master's degree studying stream ecology. I came to this site because I am very interested in issues of environmental and social justice for humans and non-humans alive on the earth. I have had experience working in ecological research, advocacy for victims of domestic violence and child abuse, organic farming and education. Despite the relative wealth and privilege of life in the US, in my home state of Louisiana, as well as here in Alaska, I have encountered many instances of poverty and environmental racism that impact women and children disproportionately. In my work studying rivers I hope to contribute to conservation planning that benefits all of the animals who depend on rivers for their health and homes, including humans.

My Passions:
conservation, social justice, environmental justice

My Challenges:
making my contribution meaningful, overcoming my own fear and insecurity

My Vision for the Future:
a world where everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy, safe, joyful life

My Areas of Expertise:
stream ecology, sustainable food production, domestic violence

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

jadefrank's picture

Welcome!

Hi Bessie,

Welcome to PulseWire. We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our thriving community of women who are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere!

I'm especially excited to see you here in our community because I myself am from Fairbanks, Alaska! It is great to see Alaskans here on PulseWire.

I encourage you to use your journal as a place to introduce yourself, your work and your passions to the PulseWire community. 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!

With your interest in environmental justice, you should consider to joining and contributing to the PulseWire group "Earth: Transforming Energy," a forum for sharing, learning, discussion, and inspiration around pressing environmental, sustainability, and land use issues
http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/12327

Here are a few other PulseWire members who are passionate about the environment that you might like to connect with:

Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie
Chief Executive Officer/Founder, Society for Women Empowerment Education and Training (SWEET) Africa Foundation
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/100

Erin Swanson
Communications Specialist, Water.org
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2389

heatherc67
Freelance Writer, United Distant Stars Blog
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2843

catalicu
Biologist, OpEPA
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2898

I look forward to hearing more of your voice here on PulseWire! Also, check out this great opportunity to be published in World Pulse Magazine: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/mystory

Warm regards,
Jade

Online Community Manager
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