1) What does World Pulse/ PulseWire mean to you?
World Pulse has been instrumental in motivating me to do what I love -- connecting and empowering youth through media, debate and the arts. After launching our web magazine, Janice Wong, Director of Operations, at World Pulse held our hand and lead us to a vast array of opportunities. When we launched our organization, Sattya Media Arts Collective in Kathmandu, Nepal, Janice connected us to teacher who was bringing his students to Nepal. We were able to conduct a debate on Fast Food by connecting these American youth with the youth in Nepal. She never gave up on us and that is what kept us going at times when we were felt like we couldn't do it anymore. World Pulse is not only a partner that connects and supports women, she is a friend, an intimate friend, who is invested in our success, guiding us so that we can be the women we were meant to be. Through World Pulse, I realized that as women, we are all connected by an invisible cord and World Pulse/PulseWire is that cord, like a new born baby attached to its mother by an umbilical cord at birth, receiving nourishment and love, the mother prepares her child for the vast world until the child is able to stand on its own feet. But the mother is always there, casting a shadow, whenever the child needs her. World Pulse/PulseWire has been that mother to me. I can truly say that I will not be where I am today without its guidance. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
2) What brought you to World Pulse? And what has been your experience on PulseWire?
A team member of ours who participated in the Voices of our Future program by World Pulse introduced me to the amazing world of World Pulse. When I first posted on PulseWire, I was amazed at the number of responses I received from women around the world, all very inspiring and willing to lend a hand. I read about their struggles and challenges, and how they overcame them, and that, in turn, helped me stand tall and face my challenges. I felt that my voice was important, and as a women, we were all the same regardless of where we were located on the globe. I was amazed at the power of the web and how PulseWire used it to the maximum potential, and that confirmed to me that technology is vital -- it can make the world seem smaller, and I knew that I was not alone. This realization is what kept my web magazine going -- despite the ups and downs, I knew that if one story can touch someone, somewhere in the world then it was all worth it. The web is powerful, media is powerful but most of all, it's us, the women, who are most powerful. World Pulse taught me that.