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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
I'm working on a PhD in Japanese literature and film at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. In my spare time I love cooking, painting, blogging about film, literature, and social issues, and exploring L.A. I volunteer with a wonderful organization called WriteGirl, which matches teen girls with professional women writers to encourage them to find their own creative voice and develop self-confidence through writing. I try to stay involved in local and national politics, and I'm committed to doing what I can to make the world a better place.

My Passions:
Education, women's rights, changing minds through art and creativity, food, literature.

My Challenges:
Finishing what I start, voicing unpopular opinions, letting the little things go.

My Vision for the Future:
A world where everyone has access to education, healthcare, and a life free of violence, and where gender discrimination has been eliminated.

My Areas of Expertise:
Language (Japanese), teaching (English language, composition, drama), writing, editing, voice acting, public speaking.

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Sharese's picture

Welcome!

Hello! I am very excited to have you here on World Pulse! Your creative writing project sounds amazing. I look forward to reading more about that.

I am also a fan of Feministing :) I am part of their community posters. And I hear you about voicing unpopular opinions. Remember- "Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes" - Maggie Kuhn.

I look forward to reading more about your journey. Let me know if you need any assistance navigating the site or if you want to be connected to other volunteers in the same field as you.

Much Peace,

Sharese

lrnelson's picture

Hi Sharese, Thank you for the

Hi Sharese,

Thank you for the info--I'm slowly learning the ropes on this site and will let you know if I have any questions; will also be looking for your posts on Feministing.

--Lindsay

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us. Wow! PHD in Japanese Literature, amazing. 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 Lindsay,

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 am interested to hear more about your volunteer work with Write Girls. I took a look at their website and am so inspired by the program and its aim at empowering girls through expression in writing. World Pulse also has a mentoring/writing program called Voices of Our Future where we train women from around the world in citizen journalism. We just completed the pilot year and are gearing up for the next. You can learn more about it here:
http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/world-pulse-voices-of-our-f...

I encourage you to use your journal as a place to further 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 over 3000 women and supporters of women's initiatives. Check out what others are writing about in Voices Rising. I think that you will find PulseWire to be an exciting place to garner support, make connections and share your story!

Warm regards,
Jade

Online Community Manager
World Pulse

lrnelson's picture

WriteGirl

Dear Jade,

Thank you for the responses and for the info on Voices of the Future, it sounds like an amazing project. I've been with WriteGirl for a few months now and love it--the group is well-organized and fun, and the girls who participate see amazing changes in their lives (nearly 100% of mentees go on to college). A few weeks ago I went to a reading at Destiny Girls' Academy, a school in L.A. specifically for pregnant teenage girls or teenage girls with young children. All of the girls did a great job, but some of them were so talented--not just "for teenagers," but really talented--that it blew me away. I really hope that WriteGirl can expand to other cities and countries--along with programs like Voices of the Future it seems like just giving girls a safe, welcoming environment in which to express themselves and be heard can do such amazing things for their confidence and self-esteem.

I look forward to reading and learning more on Pulsewire--Lindsay

cad_communication's picture

Welcome

Welcome to Pulse Wire. My name is Gertrude Pswarayi and i have just completed a training programme with World Pulse under the Voice of the Future programme.

The network is dynamic and you ill meet different people from all four corners of the world. In some cases they will inspre you and in other cases they will motivate you.You will learn from them and share ideas online.

I have made true friends and they continue to uplift me as i enteract with them on the internet from my country,Zimbabwe.

I am looking for new friends and i am requesting you to be one of my friends on thi amazing social network.

I also invite you to become one of the members in an another exciting group "Sexual Rights". To got the group you click the icon "Groups"(to tak you to all the Group on pulse wire) and then click "Search". Type the letters "Sexual Rghts" and press enter. The group will pop up. Then click 'join'.

I look forward to seeing you online and welcome once again. .

Best wishes,

Gertrude

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