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Introducing myself and my journal: Sowing the seeds...

About Me:
In 2003 I graduated from college and found my first job that Summer to be one working for a non-profit that focused on the environment. I had never before been around so many passionate, committed, intelligent, politically informed individuals. It was an incredible experience that helped to shape the way I saw how people can motivate change, even just one person.

At the time I had an interest working to protect the environment but I did not anticipate how much inspiration I would glean from other people with similar interests, not only in environmental preservation but human rights, feminism, equal rights, health care reform... So many causes that I had felt were important throughout college but had no idea what one was to actually do about them.

I learned that even in small gestures we can begin to make changes. When people understand the lives of others I believe they look beyond their own personal needs and desires and they find the will to seek change where there is inequality and injustice. Getting one's voice heard is a huge step in promoting understanding. People are listening. I feel like I was one of those people six years ago and now I'm ready to do more to promote positive changes in the world and help others do the same.

My Passions:
I love: getting to know new people, travel, books and photography.

My Challenges:
Being in the moment; not in the past or the future.

My Vision for the Future:
I believe Ghandi said it best, "Be the change you want to see in the world".


jadefrank's picture

Welcome to PulseWire!

Hi Maria,

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 was so happy to see you on here today and I have learned so much about you from reading your profile, so now I have a more complete picture of the sweet Maria who I work with every week.

The best way to communicate and share your voice is to write in your journal, read the journals of fellow members in Voices Rising and offer comments, or join a group and share in the dialogue by contributing to the group journal. You might also consider posting to Resource ExChange, a global bulletin board designed to offer access to needed resources as well as the ability to provide resources to those in need.

Looking forward to hearing more of your voice here on PulseWire!


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!


michellee's picture

A warm welcome!


Hello and welcome to our community! I know you will find that PulseWire is full of amazing and passionate people from all over the world, and we warmly welcome your voice to the conversation.

I'd also like to invite you to share what Land means to you as part of our new My Story program. Some of the responses will be published in the spring edition of World Pulse Magazine. Check out the program details if you are interested.

Let me know if you have any questions about our community and I will help you get started. I look forward to hearing more from you on PulseWire!


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elimash1971's picture

Thanks for all those who have

Thanks for all those who have welcomed me,i appreciate all of you and lets keep in touch.Thanks

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