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Introducing myself and my journal: Graines de Pouvoir

About Me:
I am a Peace Corps volunteer on the edges of the Sahel, in Dogon country, Mali. I work as a natural resource management extension agent, trying to improve food security in my village by sharing knowledge about sustainable agriculture. I am currently working with a gardener's association and community garden, as well as working to build and maintain a village-level, cooperatively run grain bank.

I consider myself to be a human rights, fair trade and local foods activist. I grew up in the foothills of Denver, Colorado, and went on to receive a B.A. in International Affairs and French from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where I fell in love with the Northwest. I have also lived, worked and studied in France, Senegal, and now Mali.

My Passions:
sustainable agriculture, human rights, the fight to end global hunger and poverty, walking the world

My Challenges:
confronting injustice and inequality, the global market, and complacency and apathy

My Vision for the Future:
solidarity and compassion that transverses political boundaries and leads us to become true stewards of this earth, and of our brothers and sisters everywhere

My Areas of Expertise:
International Affairs, French, Sustainable Agriculture, International Political Economy, Permaculture


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 and you will find this to be a positive experience. 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!


Katie McDonald's picture

Hello & Welcome

Hello Sara,

Welcome to PulseWire. We are a vibrant online community with many groups and features, which I encourage you to explore.

If you are not sure where to start, I suggest going to the Voices Rising section. Here you can view and comment on the latest posts. It is available here:

Joining the PulseWire Lounge is also a great place to start. This group is at the heart of the PulseWire culture and can be found here:

I look forward to hearing more about your life.

Best wishes,


Maria Howe's picture

Welcome to Pulsewire!

Hello Sara,

It's exciting to have you here and to learn a bit about you. We all get a little more empowered when more voices join the choir! Please feel free to share your thoughts, stories and encouragement. Hopefully you enjoy becoming a part of this global community.

I think the work you are doing in Africa is pretty great! Sounds like a wonderful fit for you. My sister is leaving for her Peace Corps work in August (Eastern Caribbean) and she is pretty excited. Also, your love for the Northwest is one that I share as well. I have have been an Oregonian for most of my life but I have lived in Portland for almost 11 years. I can't imagine being anywhere else! I look forward to seeing more of you online and hearing more of your voice.

Listen. Engage. Have Fun!


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